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Program Areas

4-H Program

This youth development program helps young people discover and develop their potential. It provides an exciting variety of educational and enrichment experiences.


Working with local commercial farmers and grape growers solving problems and exploring new techniques to improve the productivity of our local ranches and vineyards.


The Central Sierra forestry program seeks to provide the latest research-based information from the University of California to residents, non-profits, and staff of local, state, and federal agencies.

Living with Wildfire

The University of California offers publications, websites, events and workshops on living with fire in the central Sierra. We have expertise wildfire preparedness regarding defensible spacefire resistant home construction, and see the past workshop webpage for presentations and publications.

UCCE Master Food Preservers

Trained by the University of California, Master Food Preserver volunteers work in the community as local food preservation specialists answering food preservation/safety questions. They have a hotline and teach many food preservation classes throughout the year.

UCCE Master Gardeners

Trained volunteers provide research based advice and support for local gardeners, schools and non-profit organizations on gardening and home horticulture. They have a demonstration garden and help desk open and available to the community.

Natural Resources

Our Natural Resource Program provides forestry, wildlife, rangeland, watershed management and other natural resource related information to a wide variety of county residents and visitors. The goal is to promote sound management and conservation of the region's natural resources, through research, educational activities, and good working relationships with a broad range of people.

UC CalFresh Nutrition Program

The nutrition education program is part of the University of California Cooperative Extension operating in El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. Our mission is to make healthy eating and active living more accessible in the Central Sierra - because good health should be within reach for everyone in our communities.

UC California Naturalist Program

The UC California Naturalist Program is designed to introduce Californians to the wonders of our unique ecology and engage the public in study and stewardship of California’s natural communities.