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Grazing, Fire Risk Management, Affirmative Agricultural Easements & Alternative Payment Structures

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Eight months after devastating fires swept through Sonoma County, our community has rallied to an ongoing recovery. Still, the tragedy of those wildfires remains fresh in the minds of our friends and neighbors. The lives and property that were lost last year can never be replaced.  As the dry season begins a new and unfortunate truth comes to mind: California is a drought-prone state, and there will always be some risk of wildfire. In Sonoma and Marin Counties, active rangeland management...

Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 11:03 AM
  • Author: Stephanie Larson
  • Author: Reid Johnsen
  • Editor: J. M.
Tags: cattle (2), easements (1), Grazing (8), rangeland (9)
Focus Area Tags: Natural Resources

What does a “Red Flag Warning” mean? What should you do?

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Many residents in Sonoma County live in or near fire danger.  For those who do live in a high fire area, knowing what to do when conditions are ideal for a forest (or urban fire) is essential. Red Flag Warning A Red Flag Warning alert issued by the National Weather Service is a time when conditions for a fire are at the highest. Three criteria are considered prior to issuing a red flag warning.  Sustained wind speeds averaging 15 mph or greater Relative humidity 25% or...

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8:21 AM
Tags: fire (4)
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

4-H is Helping Prepare Youth for College and Career

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4-H is Helping Prepare Youth for College and Career By Steven Worker, Ph.D., 4-H Youth Development Advisor and Diego Mariscal, UC 4-H Outreach Coordinator Youth need to be prepared for higher education or a skilled profession after they graduate from high school. A college-ready young person is academically prepared for a four-year, two-year, or vocational course of study without the need for remedial coursework. College-ready youth are competent in reading, writing, mathematics and have...

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 1:15 PM

Gold Award for Outstanding Educational Material

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Sheila Barry, UCCE livestock and natural resources advisor in the Bay Area, and Stephanie Larson, UCCE livestock and range management advisor in Sonoma County, won the Gold Award for Outstanding Educational Material in the Promotional Materials category from the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals.   Decision makers and the public have little knowledge of animal agriculture production or the ecosystems...

Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:18 AM

Need to identify a weed or pest in your garden, orchard or vineyard?

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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...

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 9:47 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

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