IHRMP Publications List
This 180-page book will help landowners and managers of hardwood rangeland properties develop management plans that maintain the profitability of their properties, while at the same tie sustaining the ecological values. Published by the Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, these guidelines will lead the reader through an evaluation of their goals and objectives for their properties, and present a variety of management strategies to achieve these goals and objectives. Revision of a 1988 University of California publication, it incorporates nine additional years of research and experience.
Single copies of this 179 page book can be ordered for $15.00 HERE
A Planner's Guide to Oak Woodlands, 2nd Edition
Authors: Gregory A. Giusti, Douglas D. McCreary, Richard B. Standiford
First published in 1992, A Planner's Guide to Oak Woodlands was the first such manual of its kind. Designed for professional planners, consultants, and landscape architects, this new edition provides science-based information that can guide decision-making.
Chapters cover a range of planning and conservation topics including -
• Biology of Oak Resources
• Wildlife Habitat
• Watershed Management
• Regional Planning
• Mapping Resources and Modeling Risk for Improved Land Use Planning
The encroachment into oak woodlands addressed at the time of the first edition has not stopped, and in some cases it has continued at an alarming rate. As more development occurs in the oak woodlands this guide can provide a framework for preserving this icon of the California landscape.
The 116-page second edition also features a sturdier binding and more photographs.
Can be ordered HERE
Living Among the Oaks
Living Among the Oaks is a Colorful, 8-page leaflet prepared by the Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program. Living Among the Oaks presents practical information on protecting and enhancing native oaks that grow on California rangelands, especially in areas of subdivision and urbanization. It provides a valuable resource for small parcel owners, arborists, homeowner associations, municipal planers, and anyone with an interest in California's valuable oak resource.
Available for Free Download Here
Wildlife Among the Oaks provides up-to-date information on how the home, ranchette, and ranch owner can attract an maintain oak woodland wildlife. Wildlife Among the Oaks covers the interdependence of oaks and wildlife, and gives tips on managing special oak habitat resources for wildlife, and sharing your land with wildlife. Several "Prescription Cards" highlight interesting and useful facts on individual oak woodland wildlife species and describe their habitat requirements. Each section of Wildlife Among the Oaks is richly illustrated with color photography and artwork of oak habitats and wildlife.
Price: Single copies are available for $3.00 each. Can be ordered HERE
Author: Douglas D. McCreary
This 4-page publication gives an overview on how to regenerate rangeland oak species. It covers topics on collecting and storing acorns, planting considerations, comparison of seedling types, and seedling maintenance and protection. A useful guide for restoration professionals, community groups, and homeowners. A list of native plant nurseries providing oak seedlings is also included.
Price: Single copies are for $1.50 each HERE
Regenerating Rangeland Oaks in California
This manual was written for restorationists, hardwood rangeland managers, and others involved in oak propagation and planting projects and brings together information available on regenerating rangeland oaks in California.
Included are chapters on poor natural regeneration and conditions under which this problem seems most acute; acorn physiology; collection and storage of acorns for regeneration; oak seedling propagation; and planting, protecting, and maintaining oak seedlings in the field.
This revised electronic publication replaces the previous print edition, Regenerating Rangeland Oaks in California (Publication 21601).
Free publication that you can download HERE
Small-Parcel Landowner's Guide to Woodland Management
You've just moved from the city or suburbs to your dream home in the California foothills. You may have a lot of questions about rural living and your new environment. This publication will help you better understand the natural environment you now call home and how to keep your oak woodlands alive and healthy.
Free publication that you can download HERE.
- June 26-28, 1979; Claremont, CA; Proceedings of the symposium on the ecology, management, and utilization of California oaks - USDA Forest Service PSW-GTR 44
- November 12-14, 1986; San Luis Obispo, CA; Proceedings of the Symposium on Multiple-Use Management of California's Hardwood Resources - USDA Forest Service PSW-GTR 100
- October 31 - November 2, 1990; Davis, CA; Proceedings of the symposium on oak woodlands and hardwood rangeland management - USDA Forest Service PSW-GTR 126
- March 19-22 1996; San Luis Obispo, CA; Proceedings of a symposium on oak woodlands: ecology, management, and urban interface issues - USDA Forest Service PSW-GTR 160
- October 22-25, 2001; San Diego, CA; Proceedings of the fifth symposium on oak woodlands: oaks in California’s changing landscape - USDA Forest Service PSW-GTR 184
- October 9-12, 2006; Rohnert Park, CA; Proceedings of the sixth California oak symposium: today's challenges, tomorrow's opportunities - USDA Forest Service PSW-GTR 217
- November 3-6, 2014; Visalia, CA; 7th California Oak Symposium: Managing Oak Woodlands in a Dynamic World - USDA Forest Service PSW-XXX (in press - check back for download information.)
Oak Woodland Invertebrates: The Little Things Count
This beautiful full color publication is an excellent introductory guide to a widely unnoticed universe – the minute animals called invertebrates that live in the oak woodland ecosystem in California. This fascinating world is home to a vast number of tiny creatures that provide an essential link in the health of our native California Oaks – a single acre of oak woodland may be home to 10 to 100 million individual invertebrates.
Among the invertebrate animals explored in this publication are the California Oak Worm, the Filbert Weevil and the Filbert Worm, and the Tarantula Hawk. Also explored is the human impact on this delicate ecosystem.
This is an excellent learning tool for anyone who cares about our California Oaks and wants to know more about this important ecosystem.
Price: Single copies are available for $5.00 each HERE
Oaks in the Urban Landscape
This publication offers a comprehensive look at the management of oaks in urban areas. As development moves into oak woodland areas, more and more oaks are becoming “urban” oaks.
Oaks are highly valued in urban areas for their aesthetic, environmental, economic and cultural benefits. However, significant impacts to the health and structural stability of oaks have resulted from urban encroachment. Changes in environment, incompatible cultural practices, and pest problems can all lead to the early demise of our stately oaks.
Using this book you’ll learn how to effectively manage and protect oaks in urban areas – existing oaks as well as the planting of new oaks. Three key areas are addressed: selection, care, and preservation. You’ll learn how cultural practices, pest management, risk management, preservation during development, and genetic diversity can all play a role in preserving urban oaks.
Arborists, urban foresters, landscape architects, planners and designers, golf course superintendents, academics, and Master Gardeners alike will find this to be an invaluable reference guide.
Working together we can help assure that oaks will be a robust and integral component of the urban landscape for years to come.
Health, Growth, Aging and Decline
Roots and Soils
Biotic and Abiotic Disorders
Structural Failures, Defects, and Risk Assessment
Oak Preservation during Development
Ordinances for Tree Protection
This 265 page color book is available for $55.00 HERE