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Fresno State Jordan College Agriculture Students Recognized

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FRESNO STATE — Four Fresno State students in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology were recognized on May 5 with area ag scholar awards by 23rd District Assemblyman Jim Patterson at a ceremony at the Vincent E. Petrucci Viticulture Building. Plant science senior Omar Albughanam (of Clovis), agricultural business senior Riley Barney (Chowchilla), agricultural education senior Jocelyne Juarez ...

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Sierra National Forest Opens Huntington Lake County Road

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PRATHER — Due to the low snowpack this year the Sierra National Forest (SNF) has opened the gate on the eastside of Huntington Lake County Road for local traffic. The road is only open from the east, or Lakeshore end, the west end of the road is not open. As the road will not be plowed or cleared of debris ...

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Sierra National Forest to Offer Free Pine Seedlings

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BASS LAKE — The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2022 reforestation program. During the next two months, contract crews will be replanting approximately 1200 acres, focusing on areas of the 2014 French fire and 2020 Creek fires. Approximately 200 to 260 seedlings per acre will be planted within the district — totaling up to 250,000 seedlings — ...

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After The Fire: When Is The Best Time To Seed?

Why seed after a wildfire? Loss of vegetation leaves land vulnerable to increased runoff, erosion, and sedimentation. It also encourages weeds, degrades habitat, and impairs forest regeneration. Reestablishment of permanent vegetation provides long-term erosion control, may restore lost habitat values, and may help suppress noxious weed invasion after a wildfire. However it takes time and favorable climatic conditions to establish ...

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