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Reforestation and Afforestation Practices for California

Webinar Resources and Recordings

Webinar Handouts and Resources

 Session 1: January 8, 2014 11 a.m-1 p.m.

 Session 2: January 15, 2014 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Procuring Plant Materials: Conifer Cone Surveys - Teri Griffis, Reforestation Services, CALFIRE (YouTube recording)

 Session 3: January 22, 2014 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Session 4: January 29, 2014 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Climate Change Implications for Reforestation: Dr. Mark Schwartz, UC-Davis (YouTube recording)
  • Status Report on Availability of Conifer Seedlings in California: Chris Zimny, CALFIRE (YouTube recording)

Session 5: February 5, 2014 11 a.m-1 p.m.

  • Reforestation of Burned Areas on Federal Forest Land: Ryan Tompkins, USDA-Forest Service (YouTube recording)
  • Reforestation on Private Forest Land: Bob Rynearson, W.M. Beaty Associates (YouTube recording)

Session 6: February 12, 2014 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Reforestation of Burned Areas - Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Mike Wells, California State Parks (YouTube recording) & Lisa Gonzales-Kramer, California State Parks (YouTube recording)

Session 7: February 19, 2013 11 a.m-1 p.m.

  • Natural Regeneration After Wildfire: Dr. Hugh Safford, USDA-Forest Service & Kevin Welch, PhD Candidate (YouTube Recording)
  • Oak Woodland Restoration Alternatives: Richard Harris NorCal SAF (YouTube Recording)

Session 8: February 26, 2014 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Session 9: March 5, 2014 11 a.m-1 p.m.

  • Reforestation Funding: Joe Sherlock, Regional Silviculturalist, US Forest Service Region 5 (YouTube recording)
  • How can CFIP Help Landowners Reforest: Chris Zimney, Staff Chief, Environmental and Cultural Resources Protection (YouTube recording)
  • NRCS Reforestation Funding: Stephen Smith, NRCS State Forester (YouTube recording)

Webinar Handouts and Resources

Field Trip to Observe Restoration Activities on Putah Creek and Plant Propagation at L.A. Moran Reforestation Center

May 9, 2014

A field trip will be held on May 9, 2014 to visit stream and riparian restoration projects on Putah Creek in Solano County. The trip will include a visit to the native plant nursery project at L.A. Moran Reforestation Center and a presentation on the CALFIRE seed bank at the Center. This trip is being held in conjunction with the recently held webinar series on reforestation practices in California.

The field trip is co-sponsored by the Northern California Society of American Foresters, University of California Cooperative Extension, CALFIRE and the Solano County Water Agency. The trip should interest anyone engaged in the planning and implementation of stream and riparian restoration projects, professionals and agency personnel concerned with reforestation and the processing and/or procurement of seed and others concerned with the management of Putah Creek. See the flyer for more information including the agenda.

Flyer for 5-9-2014 PutahLA Moran Reforestation Field Trip

Field Trip to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Reforestation Project

May 29, 2014

A field trip will be held on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 to visit forest restoration sites at the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park in eastern San Diego County. The trip will include a stop at Cuyamaca Peak to observe the extent of the 2003 Cedar Fire, a short hike into the last remaining stand of mature sugar pine in San Diego County and visits to a variety of site preparation and planting polygons from the first seven years of the restoration project. Visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=27166 for information about the Reforestation Project and restoration in the park following the 2003 Cedar Fire.

Flyer for Field Trip to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Reforestation Project 5-29-2014

Field Trip to Observe Reforestation Activities at the Gap Fire, Emigrant Gap, Placer County

June 6, 2014

The Gap Fire in 2001 burned over 2400 acres of conifer forest on a mosaic of Forest Service and private lands. Each affected landowner undertook actions to restore the affected forest. The results varied depending on the management treatments applied. This field trip will include observations of the results of reforestation nearly 15 years after the fire. Discussion will focus on the apparent effectiveness of different treatments, constraints on treatments associated with public lands, condition and growth of plantations and post-fire fuel loads.

Flyer for Field Trip to Gap Fire Reforestation 6-6-2014

Registration: Please register in advance for the field trip by clicking on the link here.

There is no cost but registration will be limited to the first 30. Participants should their provide own transportation, although we will carpool once onsite. Be prepared for moderate hiking and bring your lunch and water.

For more information please contact Richard Harris at rrharris2464@sbcglobal.net or (707) 685-5508(707) 685-5508.