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  • Crane fly larvae. Photo by Stephanie Larson.
    Crane Flies Have Returned! *updated*

    Producers experiencing this damage may be eligible for assistance. Crane flies, Tipula oleracea, are once again present on Sonoma and Marin County's range, pasture and cultivated lands this season. I have seen their...

  • Stinkwort (A) is a late-season winter annual. The aromatic leaves (B) have sticky hairs covered in resin. Flowering (C) occurs late summer, in response to day length.
    Controlling Dittrichia graveloens (Stinkwort)

    "To stop or slow the spread of this newly invasive plant in California, we must quickly develop effective management tools and an informed management approach." With several weather related events, fire, extreme heat,...

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    Meet Your Perfect Match – “Match.Graze” to Reduce Fire Fuels

    As previously mentioned in the September 2018 issue of the Farm Bureau newsletter, the frequency, intensity, and size of wildfires in northern California have increased. This trend is alarming given that California's fire...

  • Control burn 3 Lenya Quinn-Davidson
    Prescribed Burning for Healthy Rangelands

    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...

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    US/Mexico Border Wall and Impacts on Rangeland

    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...