Information from the 8th California Oak Symposium
San Luis Obispo / Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2022

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Planners & Policy

There are many threats to oaks, but one of the most significant today is the impact from residential and commercial development. Local planning plays a key role in oak woodland conservation. The University of California has …

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Livestock Management on Rangelands

Unlike much of the land at higher elevations which is publicly owned, 80% of the oak woodlands in California are privately held. The majority is used for grazing, primarily for beef cattle….

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Urban Oak Care

While the main focus of the IHRMP was to address oak and oak woodland conservation in wildlands, it became apparent right away that many people were also very interested in how to manage their oak trees in their backyards.

Oak Regeneration and Restoration

Learn about regenerating and restoring California's oak woodlands

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Oak Woodland Fires

As the population of California continues to increase, the threat of wildfires also increases. This is because most wildfires are started by humans. But managed fire in Oak Woodlands can also be beneficial.

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Threats to Oak Woodlands

Research, articles, webinars, books, and links about diseases, pests, climatic factors, and other threats to oak woodlands

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Oak Woodland Wildlife

Oak woodlands are one of the richest broad habitats in the state with well over 300 terrestrial vertebrates utilizing woodlands at some time during the year. How they are managed can therefore have a significant impact on the populations of a great number of animal species.

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