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Cover page of California Naturalist Series: Natural History of the Sierra Nevada

California Naturalist Series: Natural History of the Sierra Nevada

(2015)

Whether you hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, fish from a trout stream, ski down the steep eastern slopes, or picnic beneath the spreading canopy of a valley oak in the foothills, there is no way to separate what it means to be a Californian from our beloved Sierra Nevada.

Cover page of What Is pH and Why Do We Care?

What Is pH and Why Do We Care?

(2012)

pH is a system for rating acidity and alkalinity. It is a critical factor in farming, gardening, natural resource work, and many other fields. Here is a brief, straightforward explanation of what pH is, what it means, and why it matters to all of us.

Cover page of Marketing Strategies for Agritourism Operations

Marketing Strategies for Agritourism Operations

(2011)

Agritourism gives the farmer a broad choice of opportunities to market products, on-farm experiences, and hospitality services. This publication will help you assess your options and work out a solid plan for marketing your agritourism operation.

Cover page of Home Survival in Wildfire-Prone Areas: Building Materials and Design Considerations

Home Survival in Wildfire-Prone Areas: Building Materials and Design Considerations

(2010)

It's like the three little pigs showed us: The way you build your house can make the difference between a cozy home and a heap of rubble when disaster strikes. Learn about design methods and building materials that will help your home survive a wildfire.

Cover page of Water: An English as a Second Language Curriculum for Adults (Student Workbook)

Water: An English as a Second Language Curriculum for Adults (Student Workbook)

(2010)

This ESL curriculum focuses on environmental issues that are relevant to many recent immigrants living in arid, urban situations. Use in conjunction with the Teacher's Edition (Publication 8312).

Cover page of Water: An English as a Second Language Curriculum for Adults (Teacher's Edition)

Water: An English as a Second Language Curriculum for Adults (Teacher's Edition)

(2010)

This ESL curriculum focuses on environmental issues that are relevant to many recent immigrants living in arid, urban situations. Use in conjunction with the Student Workbook (Publication 8311).

Cover page of Facts about Serpentine Rock and Soil Containing Asbestos in California

Facts about Serpentine Rock and Soil Containing Asbestos in California

(2009)

Serpentine and related rocks sometimes contain naturally occurring asbestos (NOA). When these rocks break down into soil, the NOA comes with them, and that creates a health hazard. Learn to recognize serpentine soils and keep health risks to a minimum.

Cover page of Rural Roads: A Contruction and Maintenance Guide for California Landowners

Rural Roads: A Contruction and Maintenance Guide for California Landowners

(2007)

For farmers, landowners, and land managers: How to maintain and repair existing roads in rural areas and how to plan and construct new rural roads.

Cover page of Recommendations for Working in Partnership with Latino Communities: A Guide for Public Agencies and Other Social Service Practitioners

Recommendations for Working in Partnership with Latino Communities: A Guide for Public Agencies and Other Social Service Practitioners

(2007)

Intended for staff of agencies, organizations, and others who desire to strengthen their partnerships with Latino communities, this brief publication addresses to issues that concern many public agencies and nonprofit, community-based organizations.

Cover page of Establishing Integrated Pest Management Policies and Programs: A Guide for Public Agencies

Establishing Integrated Pest Management Policies and Programs: A Guide for Public Agencies

(2003)

Adoption of a written IPM plan is an important first step in implementing integrated pest management practices. This publication takes you through the process, step by step.