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4-H Youth Development

Reach Julie Frazell4-H Community Education Specialist II at the Lake County Office (707) 263-6838. 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. Attend camps, show 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 Mendocino-Lake 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.

Diversified Agricultural

Reach Clebson Gonçalves, Diversified Agricultural Advisor for Lake, and Mendocino Counties at the Lake County office (707) 263-6838. The Diversified Agriculture program provides education and outreach to 1) maintain and enhance the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of diversified agriculture; and 2) meet the growing demands and contribute to the success of farms in Lake & Mendocino counties.  

Forestry

Reach Michael Jones, Forestry Advisor for Mendocino, Lake, and Sonoma Counties at the Mendocino County office (707) 463-4495. 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

Reach Rachel Elkins, Pomology Farm Advisor-Emeritus at the Lake County Office (707) 263-6838. 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.

Integrated Pest Management

Reach Cindy Kron, North Coast Area IPM Advisor, at the Sonoma County Office (707) 565-2621. Research and links for Integrated Pest Management of apples, pears and winegrapes.

Integrated Vineyard Systems

Reach Christopher Chen, Integrated Vineyard Systems Advisor by calling (707) 463-4495. The variety of winegrapes grown in northern California is astounding and includes more than sixty cultivars each planted to over 500 acres. I am available to help you with your viticulture and plant science questions.

Livestock and Range Management

Reach John Harper, Livestock and Range Management Advisor at the Mendocino County Office (707) 463-4495. The Livestock and Range Management program encompasses water quality issues, natural resource management, and livestock production. Additional information is available here.

Lake County Master Gardeners

Reach Louise Pagone, Master Gardener Coordinator at the Lake County Office calling (707) 263-6838. UC Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide advice and support for local non-commercial gardeners. Contact Master Gardeners at celake@ucanr.edu or call (707) 263-6838.

Wildfire Resources

How to deal with wildfires both during and after and also provides links to resources for victims of wildfires.   

Living with Drought

Research based information regarding water resources and drought assistance

Wild Pig Survey
  • New Organic Livestock Rules Proposed

    For producers doing organic livestock: USDA/AMS Proposing New Organic Livestock Regulations   The United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service proposes to amend the organic livestock and poultry production...


    By John M Harper
    Author - County Director Mendocino & Lake/Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor
  • USDA Offers Resources to Expand Meat Processing

    USDA Offers Resources to Expand Meat Processing The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced late last week the launch of the Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity Technical Assistance Program to provide technical assistance to meat and poultry grant...


    By John M Harper
    Author - County Director Mendocino & Lake/Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor
  • USDA Providing Drought, Wildfire Payments to Livestock Producers

    USDA Providing Drought, Wildfire Payments to Livestock Producers   The U.S Department of Agriculture announced this week that ranchers who have approved applications through the 2021 Livestock Forage Disaster Program for forage...


    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:
John Harper