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Oak Woodland Recovery & GSOB Management Workshop 2022

UCCE San Diego hosted a two-day workshop on oak woodland recovery and GSOB management in recovering oak woodlands. The webinar portion took place on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, and a field site visit in the Orange County area took place the following week, Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

The webinar portion was virtual and the field site visit was in-person. UCANR COVID protocols were followed during the field site visit.


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Webinar agenda:

10 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Oak Woodland Overview
  • Considerations for Oak Woodland Restoration
  • Working with Oak Stewards: How to Better Manage Oaks with Diverse Partners
  • GSOB as a Threat to Oak Woodlands
  • Best Management Practices for GSOB in Recovering Woodlands
  • Case Report: Restoration and GSOB Monitoring Projects in Inland Empire
  • Case Report: Oak Replanting and Monitoring in Green Valley
  • Case Report: GSOB Management in US Forest Service Lands

Download webinar agenda PDF here

Download webinar textual Q&A here

Download additional resources and links about oak woodland restoration and GSOB management here

Webinar presenters:

  • Tom Scott, Natural Resources and Wildlife Specialist (UCANR and UC Riverside)
  • Rosi Dagit, Senior Conservation Biologist (RCD of the Santa Monica Mountains)
  • Chris McDonald, Inland and Desert Natural Resources Advisor (UCCE)
  • Beatriz Nobua-Behrmann, Urban Forestry and Natural Resources Advisor (UCCE)
  • Kim Corella, Forest Pathologist and Entomologist (CALFIRE)
  • Adrian Poloni, Forester (Inland Empire RCD)
  • Alex Chacon, Forest Health Specialist (Inland Empire RCD)
  • Nathan Gregory, Chief Conservation Officer (Irvine Ranch Conservancy)
  • Vilius Zukauskas, Forester (US Forest Service)

Webinar recording on YouTube

Field site visit agenda:

10 AM - 2:30 PM

Bring brown-bag lunch, mask, water, hat, sunscreen, closed-toe shoes, long pants (for poison oak and other hazards). UCANR COVID protocols will be followed at all times, and wearing a mask is recommended to attend.

Download field day agenda PDF here!

Field site visit leads:

  • Beatriz Nobua-Behrmann, Urban Forestry and Natural Resources Advisor (UCCE)
  • Erin Andreatta, Project Manager (Irvine Ranch Conservancy)

Additional Information:

For additional information, please contact Annika Nabors (ajnabors@ucanr.edu).

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