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We are happy to announce that our County Offices have reopened to the public as of June 1, 2020. We will have staff in the office Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. If you need assistance during any other hours or days please do not hesitate to contact us. We can be reached at (707) 263-6838 or by email celake@ucanr.edu. We thank you for your patience during this transition. 

Lake County Programs

Resources for Dealing with Wildfires

This page provides links to research based information on how to deal with wildfires both during and after and also provides links to resources for victims of wildfires.   

Living with Drought

The aim of this page is to provide links to research based information regarding water resources and drought assistance.

Agricultural Resources

Agricultural economic development, land use, marketing, and tourism information helpful in Lake County, and beyond.

4-H Youth Development

Julie Frazell, 4-H Youth Development Program Representative, can be reached at (707) 263-6838 or email Julie . 4-H is more than a club - 4-H is young people getting ready for the future. In 4-H, you will work with other people in a 4-H club, in your school,or with another organization. 4-H'ers can also go to camps, show their work at fairs, travel, host youth from other countries, attend meetings and events with other young people, and much, much more!

Mendocino-Lake 4-H Summer Camp

The Lake-Mendocino 4-H Summer Camp is a week long camp filled with fun and exciting adventures that are sure to be remembered for years to come. Any 4-H Member who is 9-13 years of age for campers and 14-18 years of age for teen staff. If a member is age 12-13 years they also have the opportunity to attend camp as a Counselor-In-Training. Older members who have already attended camp as a Counselor-In-Training have the opportunity to come to camp as a Counselor, Dean, or Director. For more information contact (707)263-6838.

Forestry

Michael Jones, Forestry Advisor for Mendocino, Lake, and Sonoma Counties can be reached at the Mendocino County office. Forestry addresses complex management concerns with an inclusive approach for landowner input and direction. Assists decision makers in developing progressive programs aimed at the conservation of natural resources. Forest health, entomology, IPM, and sustainability of forest resources.

Fresh Water Ecology

This site is dedicated to the complex and multi-disciplined topics of inland fisheries, exotic species, amphibians, wetlands, and limnology. It is intended to provide quick and simple access to University resources to assist the people of Lake County access to the vast array of resources and information available to better manage freshwater aquatic resources.

Fruits & Nuts

Rachel Elkins, Pomology Farm Advisor for Lake and Mendocino Counties, and Lake County Master Gardener Advisor can be reached by calling (707) 263-6838 or e-mail Rachel . Major crop responsibilities include European pears, walnuts, olives, apples, and all other tree fruit and nut crops, except wine grapes. Pomology focuses on all aspects of efficiently producing annual fruit and nut crops, including horticulture, pest management, and environmental protection.

UAPTOP - Unmanaged Apple and Pear Tree Outreach Program

Rachel Elkins, Pomology Farm Advisor for Lake and Mendocino Counties and Gabriele O’Neill, can be reached at (707) 263-6838. Alternatively, you can e-mail Rachel or e-mail Gabriele . The Unmanaged Apple and Pear Tree Outreach Program was created in response to Ordinance #2895 (Abatement of unmanaged, neglected and abandoned pear and apple trees) to see if you are affected, go to http://www.uckac.edu/programs/Web-based_GIS/Unmanaged_Apple_and_Pear_Tree_Outreach_Program/. Its goal is to educate the public about the need to properly manage pear and apple trees in the vicinity of commercial orchards in order to prevent the constant influx of pests, which threaten the success of non-chemical pest control programs.

Integrated Pest Management

Lucia Varela, Area IPM Advisor-North Coast, can be reached at (707) 565-2621, or e-mail Lucia . Research and links for Integrated Pest Management of apples, pears and winegrapes. Additional information is available at: http://cesonoma.ucdavis.edu/IPM/.

Weed Science

UC information regarding control tactics, research based information, and weed identification help from UCCE Weed Science Advisor John Roncoroni and other specialists.

Livestock and Range Management

John Harper, Livestock and Range Management Advisor for Mendocino and Lake Counties can be reached at (707) 463-4495 or e-mail John . The Livestock and Range Management program encompasses water quality issues, natural resource management, and livestock production. Additional information is available here.

Master Gardener

Rachel Elkins, Pomology Farm Advisor for Lake and Mendocino Counties, and Lake County Master Gardener Advisor or Gabriele O'Neill, Master Gardener Coordinator can be reached by calling (707) 263-6838 or e-mail Rachel  or e-mail Gabriele . Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide advice and support for local non-commercial gardeners. Questions for Master Gardeners may be directed to celake@ucanr.edu or call (707) 263-6838.

Viticulture & Enology

Glenn McGourty, Viticulture & Plant Science Advisor for Mendocino and Lake Counties can be reached by calling (707) 463-4495 or e-mail Glenn .

ANR Safety Notes

Safety Notes are brief, one-page summaries of various safety topics that can be used for training.

Where is our office?

Wild Pig Survey
  • UCCE Resources to Assist with Calculating Forage Loss From Wildfire

    For those of you that have been impacted by past or current wildfires in relation to loss of rangeland forage, the YouTube video link and related website below would be good resources to review to help calculate forage loss.   If you know of...


    By John M Harper
    Author - County Director Mendocino & Lake/Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor
  • USDA Ready to Help Mendocino and Lake County Farmers and Ranchers Recover from Recent Wildfires

    Ukiah, CA, September 16, 2020 — Recent wildfires have impacted farmers and ranchers in Mendocino and Lake Counties. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Farm Service Agency (FSA), has disaster assistance programs available to help...


    By John M Harper
    Author - County Director Mendocino & Lake/Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor
  • Wool, Lambs, Sheep Eligible for CFAP 2 Payments

    Wool, Lambs, Sheep Eligible for CFAP 2 Payments  American sheep and wool producers will see direct benefits from a second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payments that were announced today by President Donald J. Trump...


    By John M Harper
    Author - County Director Mendocino & Lake/Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor
Contact Information

Lake County
UC Cooperative Extension
883 Lakeport Boulevard
Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone: (707) 263-6838
Fax: (707) 263-3963
e-mail: celake@ucanr.edu

Director:
Rachel Elkins