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Research Project Highlight
US Forest Service Grazing Allotments

In collaboration with UC Rangelands, multiple monitoring sites were identified in 2012 on grazed meadow allotments across the Plumas and Tahoe National Forests. Meadows are a unique resource, and understanding long term and annual meadow conditions can help balance conservation and livestock production goals in the future.

Each year, exclosures are placed on meadows before cows are turned out, and at the end of the grazing season (Fall) the meadows are monitored. 

This project is looking at...

  1. Meadow conditions and trends; and
  2. Relationships between meadow conditions and trends, livestock management, weather and environmental drivers.

This project is part of a broader study across California. To learn more click here. 


Youth Outreach and Education on Beef Production

Last month, UC Cooperative Extension in collaboration with Chico State hosted 80 steer exhibitors from the Butte County Fair and Silver Dollar Fair along with their families for the Beef Carcass Contest. Attendees learned the cuts of beef, about carcass quality traits, along with industry meat production standards. Thanks to Butte County Cattlemen's Association, California State University-Chico and Donati Ranch for sponsoring the event.

On October, 20, UC Cooperative Extension worked with local 4-H volunteers to host the Plumas-Sierra Livestock 101 Camp. Tracy Schohr, guided steer exhibitors at this event, along with their parents, through a budgeting and planning exercise for steer enterprises for the 2019 Plumas-Sierra County Fair.

For highlights visit our facebook page by clicking here

Butte County Grazing Leases

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has recently announced Request for Proposals (RFP) for excess vegetation disposal permits to allow grazing on 3 sites in Butte County. 

North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve - site visit October 25, 2018  - Click here for more information. 
Stone Ridge Ecological Reserve - site visit October 25, 2018 - Click here for more information. 
Darby Road Unit - site visit October 30, 2018 - Click here for more information. - Click here for more information. 

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