Forest Research and Outreach Blog
June 21-23, 2011
University of California, Santa Cruz
Policies and strategies guiding the use and management of California’s coastal ecoregion are dependent on objective scientific information. Attention to this region has increased in recent years. At the same time, much new information has been collected. Each year the array of decisions affecting lands and natural resources in the redwood region carry more weight; evidence the recent interest in watershed assessment, fish and wildlife recovery efforts and silvicultural changes. This symposium is part of a continuing effort to promote the development and communication of scientific findings to inform management and policy decisions.
The symposium is intended for anyone involved in the research, education, management, and conservation of coast redwood systems. This includes RPFs, landowners and managers, community and conservation groups, land trusts, and policy makers.
Poster abstracts are still being accepted!
Register before fees increase! (On May 21st fees increase $50. On June 21st fees increase an additional $50.)
For more information or to register, please visit http://ucanr.org/sites/Redwood/
Millions of acres of family-owned forest land will change hands in the United States within the next decade. Ties to the Land, a collaborative initiative in conjunction with the University of California based at Oregon State University, was formed to assist woodland owners pass on their legacy through a succession plan.
The Ties to the Land succession planning program emphasizes communication among families to determine the best plan for their property and the best method of achieving it-an often difficult task when family members have different visions.
Successful succession is a collaborative effort between the family, legal and financial advisors, and natural resource professionals in order to help maintain the land's integrity. For natural resource professionals looking for more information about engaging landowners in discussions about their property, please visit http://www.engaginglandowners.org/.
For more information about Ties to the Land and how you can bring the workshop to your area to educate local landowners, please visit http://tiestotheland.org.
Stay tuned to this blog and the Forest Research and Outreach website for details about this project in California.
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