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2023 Nevada-Placer-Yuba Disaster Livestock Access Program

Ranchers in Placer, Nevada, and Yuba Counties, along with UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and the County Agricultural Departments from these three counties, have established a Disaster Livestock Access Program to facilitate livestock and human safety before, during, and after wildfire and other emergencies. Evacuating livestock from commercial ranching operations may not be possible in the […]

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Workshop on Sierra Nevada FireWorks curriculum for grades K-10 in Georgetown April 4th and 5th

Placerville, CA, March 12, 2019: The University of California Cooperative Extension, US Forest Service and the Center for Forestry at UC Berkeley will be hosting a two-day workshop on integration of wildland fire science into education of youth from Kindergarten through 12th grade. It is aimed at both formal and non-formal educators interested in incorporating […]

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Get on the Path to Healthy Eating

January 8, 2019 – Eating healthier is a common New Year’s resolution. Many people start off well, but then revert to old habits. Try the following tips to get on the path to healthy eating: Make the healthy choice the easy choice. Have vegetables and fruits washed, cut up, and available in the refrigerator. Children […]

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Tuolumne Master Gardener Garden Tour on October 14

SONORA, Calif. October 8, 2018 – Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 14th, when the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County will host their twenty-third annual garden tour. This year’s theme is “Gardening with Purpose.” Purposeful gardens will demonstrate landscape ideas ranging from slightly higher elevations (the top of Phoenix Lake […]

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UC Cooperative Extension works in local communities to help Californians adapt to climate change

Sept. 14, 2018 – Californians received bleak news last month when the state released its fourth assessment of climate change in California. The report predicts severe wildfires, more frequent and longer droughts, rising sea levels, increased flooding, coastal erosion and extreme heat. “It’s great to be living in a state where science and facts around climate […]

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UC Cooperative Extension to hold ‘Prescribed Fire on Private Lands’ Workshops

Placerville, CA, September 5, 2018 – University of California Cooperative Extension will be hosting two one-day workshops in October 2018 designed for landowners and land managers wanting to gain skills in prescribed fire planning and implementation. Dates and times are: October 2, 2018 at the Colfax Veterans Memorial Hall, 22 Sunset Circle, Colfax, CA October […]

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Fire Resiliency Workshop on Feb. 20

NEVADA CITY, Calif. February 18, 2018 – A Fire-Adapted Strategies Workshop co-sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension, Resource Conservation District, Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, and the Natural Resource Conservation Service is coming up on Tuesday, February 20th, at the Rood Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. As Nevada County recovers from […]

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November is Sweet Potato Month

November 3, 2016 – The sweet potato, a root vegetable, is one of the most nutritious foods in the vegetable group. Often confused with yams and labeled as such in grocery stores, sweet potatoes are more moist and sweet than yams. There are two types of sweet potatoes commonly found in the U.S.: Firm sweet […]

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