Workshops and Trainings
The University of California continues to host a wide range of workshops and trainings related to oak ecology and conservation. Some of these are general meetings covering a wide range of oak-related subjects, while others are focused on a particular subject such as Sudden Oak Death or the recently discovered Gold Spotted Oak Borer.
Planner's Guidelines for Oak Woodlands Webinar Series -
A webinar series was presented on the concepts in the ANR publication, “A Planner’s Guide for Oak Woodlands” (UC ANR Publication 3491). The goal was to create an awareness of the ecological, economic and social values of California’s oak woodlands, and some general planning strategies to ensure long-term conservation of this resource. Click here to access the individual recordings of this webinar series.
Oak Woodland Management Webinar Series - A four part series webinar focusing on the importance of managing oak woodlands and alternative management strategies for landowners, range managers, professional foresters, community and conservation groups, land trusts, and policy makers. The webinar highlights the concepts in the UC ANR pbulcations, "Guidelines for Managing California's Hardwood Rangelands." Completed in Spring 2011, to find a link to all of the materials and webinar segments Click Here.
Goldspotted Oak Borer and Oak Woodland Workshops
There is considerable concern about the goldspotted oak borer and other insects and diseases that are currently attacking and causing mortality among the oaks of southern California. Land managers, arborists, foresters and landowners who are responsible for the stewardship of oaks and oak woodlands should be up to date on the latest information about the problems and how to avoid or minimize losses. Workshops are being organized to provide the best available information on the following topics: Cause and extent of oak mortality and affected areas; identification and assessment; and management practices for oak woodland restoration and resiliency. Presentations by foresters, entomologists, pathologists, biologists and natural resource specialists will be offered. Where possible, a field trip component will be arranged to observe the symptoms and impacts of insects and diseases on native oak woodlands.
For information about upcoming GSOB workshops, contact Jan Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 694-8955