Sudden Oak Death
Janice Alexander, Program Coordinator
Bonnie Nielsen, Communications Specialist
Buy it where you burn it
This year we helped get the new “Buy It Where You Burn It” educational campaign on firewood out to the public through the statewide California Firewood Task Force, including posters in campgrounds, a public service announcement with the Department of Weights and Measures, a youth activity, and publications. We supported two major research conferences that are working toward managing forest diseases.
Going online to reach youth
Reaching youth continues to be a critical aspect of our Sudden Oak Death and forest health programs. Our project developed a new online resource that Marin’s youth can access to learn how they can reduce the spread of forest diseases and support the health of Marin’s urban forests. The Firewood Pest Passport activity was developed to introduce youth to forest pests and their role in preventing their spread. There are resources for the activity to conduct it with youth groups and individuals can take the Road Trip and experience what we can do on a family camping trip to protect forests from disease.
“I sure hope over the years that I’ve communicated properly how appreciative I am of your work with my students. Your message is always professional and powerful and so necessary.”
– Kasey Wade
“Your talk was spot-on, informative and I learned a lot.”
– Barbara Allen-Diaz
“I think I have subscribed since about ‘03 or ’04 and just wanted to acknowledge the continuing excellence of the California Oak Mortality Task Force newsletter. It is packed with useful information and is a model newsletter. In short, Good job.”
– Clinton Campbell