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Announcing a “Working” Workshop: The California Ranching Sustainability Assessment Tool (CRSA)

During this workshop we will introduce and demonstrate the CRSA. This workshop is for Ranchers, Landowners, and Managers of Rangeland. We are looking for input and direction from attendees on how we can improve the CRSA to better meet the needs of the California rancher, hence the “working” workshop.

September 21, 9:00 am to Noon. At the UC Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA.

For more information phone or email Royce Larsen: 805/781-5940;

More information about the CRSA

Note: Proceedings are being developed by USFS, however it is a long process

8th California Oak Symposium:

Sustaining Oak Woodlands Under Current and Future Conditions

Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2022 | Embassy Suites, San Luis Obispo

General Overview: Beginning in 1979, there have been a series of symposia held every 5 to 7 years addressing the state of our knowledge about science, policy and management factors affecting California’s oak resource. California’s oak woodlands cover 10 percent of the state, and in addition, are a key ecological component of conifer forests. Oak woodlands are the most biologically diverse broad habitat in the state, making conservation of their ecosystem values an important policy and management priority. The meeting will bring together northern and southern California oak scientists, managers, policy makers and interest groups, and provide opportunities for field trips to various oak habitats.

Audience: The conference is intended for anyone involved in research, education, management, and conservation of California’s oak woodlands. This includes foresters, range managers, tribes, arborists, landowners, community groups, land trusts and policy makers.

Proceedings will be available shortly.

Recently added:

CC Bioregions review screenshotRecently published Natural History of the Central Coast Bioregion was reviewed in the California Naturalist newsletter. Read the review here.