Sierra Foothill REC seeks proposals
The UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center (SFREC) is soliciting proposals to support new and continuing research on rangeland and oak woodland ecology and management, beef cattle health, production and management, and related agricultural and natural resource themes important to California.
Academics from UC and non-UC institutions are eligible to apply for support. SFREC contributes labor to support development of experimental infrastructure, experimental manipulations, data collection, animal handling and other activities necessary to conduct field research.
Proposals are due by March 2, 2017. Proposals must be submitted through the REC Manage System via the SFREC website at http://sfrec.ucanr.edu.
Basic resources and facilities to support research include 5,000 acres of northern Sierra foothill oak woodland and annual grass rangeland as well as irrigated pastures, riparian areas and access to the Yuba River. An approximately 160-head cow-calf herd and access to up to 300 head of steers/heifers are available to support animal production, animal health and grazing research. SFREC maintains a wet/dry lab for sample processing, rooms in a house available for long-term research stays, a 16-bed dormitory and large and small conference rooms.
For further information regarding research opportunities, contact