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The Rancher: A Threatened Species

Spring 2019 SRJC Range Management Class at Sonoma County Regional Park: Taylor Mountain

This spring, I am teaching the Santa Rosa Junior College Rangeland Management class.  This is my opportunity to educate aspiring students on the importance of rangelands and how to manage them. Their educational experiences include classroom lectures and field trips, learning about rangeland principles and then practice application. Our first field trip was to Sonoma County's Taylor Mountain Regional Park, (attached photo). UC Cooperative Extension created, “Ecosystem Services...

Spring 2019 SRJC Range Management Class at Sonoma County Regional Park: Taylor Mountain
Spring 2019 SRJC Range Management Class at Sonoma County Regional Park: Taylor Mountain

Spring 2019 SRJC Range Management Class at Taylor Mountain

Why Cows sign Taylor Mtn
Why Cows sign Taylor Mtn

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 11:46 AM
Tags: Grazing (12), range management (3)
Focus Area Tags: Natural Resources

Helping Build Climate Resilient Communities

Successfully defended home

UCCE Sonoma is committed to building climate resilient communities and ecosystems. Through our educational outreach and workshops on the better land and natural resource management practices. We are working to make sure that  homeowners, landowners, farmers, and ranchers across California are better prepared and able to deal with the growing risk of fire, drought, and flood hazards in Sonoma County. Protecting California's Economy & Natural Resources UCCE Sonoma is working to...

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 12:16 PM
Tags: fire (6), fire fuel management (4)
Focus Area Tags: Environment

Post Fire Food Safety Research

Mimi taking soil samples after 2017 fires

“Produce Safety After Urban Wildfire” citizen science project The Northern California fires of October 2017 created poor air quality and distributed toxic air contaminants over the region. Following the fires and the incredible response from local farmers, UCCE Sonoma County embarked on a “Produce Safety After Urban Wildfire” citizen science project to help answer community concerns about whether the safety of local produce might have been impacted by...

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 9:41 AM
Tags: fire (6), Food Safety (3)
Focus Area Tags: Environment Health Yard & Garden

Will livestock grazing on rangelands reduce the potential for and severity of wildfires?

Grazing could have reduced/eliminated the shrubs growing near this subdivision

UCCE Sonoma County along with other UC colleagues, recently received a grant to identify the impact of grazing on the frequency and severity of wildfire in California. The project will ask three specific questions: Does grazing reduce the likelihood of fires at the landscape scale? Does fire severity differ between grazed and ungrazed lands? What are the synergies and tradeoffs of grazing management as a tool to directly reduce wildfire risk? Our results will be used to: Suggest to...

Grazing could have reduced/eliminated the shrubs growing near this subdivision
Grazing could have reduced/eliminated the shrubs growing near this subdivision

Grazing could have reduced/eliminated the shrubs growing near this subdivision

Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM

ID that pest in your vineyard, orchard, garden

Potato aphid adults and nymphs. Photo Jack Kelly Clark, UC IPM.

Want to know what bug is making holes in the leaves of you shrub or eating your fruit?  Or what is the pesky weed you cannot get rid off? The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources publications have four sets of Pest Identification cards for you. These pocket-size, sturdy, laminated cards can be easily carried with you as a quick reference wherever you need them.  The sets are also available as electronic publications formatted for iOS and Kindle...

Potato aphid adults and nymphs. Photo Jack Kelly Clark, UC IPM.
Potato aphid adults and nymphs. Photo Jack Kelly Clark, UC IPM.

Potato aphid adults and nymphs. Photo Jack Kelly Clark, UC IPM.

Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 8:57 AM
Tags: IPM (6), Master Gardeners (13), orchard (2), Vineyard (2)

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