Guidelines for Managing California’s Hardwood Rangelands Webinar Series

California’s oak woodlands cover 10 percent of the state and are its most biologically diverse broad habitat. It also is as an important location for agricultural and other economic enterprises. With 80 percent in private ownership, continued sustainability of resources is in the hands of private individuals.

Guidelines Hardwood Ranges coverThis webinar series and its sister publication, Guidelines for Managing California’s Hardwood Rangelands, were designed to create an awareness of the importance of managing oak woodlands and to present alternative management strategies for landowners to consider.

Anyone involved in research, education, management and conservation of oak woodland ecosystems, including landowners and managers, consulting range managers and registered professional foresters, community and conservation groups, land trusts and policy makers, will find this information valuable.

Listed here are the archived presentations of the four Managing Oak Woodlands webinars. Click on the segment that is most interesting to you to find a powerpoint show and lecture given by an oak management expert.

The webinar series was completed in 2011.

Overview of Oak Rangelands – Webinar I

Importance of management, goals of webinar; Woodland overview; Wildlife and Biodiversity; Setting Goals, Resource Assessment.

Topic Presenter
Guidelines for Managing Oak Rangelands: A Webinar Series Introduction Rick Standiford, UCCE Forest Specialist
Management Plans for Oak Rangelands Rick Standiford, UCCE Forest Specialist
Overview of Oak Woods in California Greg Giusti, UCCE Forest Advisor
Developing Goals for Oak Rangeland Management Rick Standiford, UCCE Forest Specialist
Wildlife and Biodiversity Greg Giusti, UCCE Forest Advisor
Questions and Answers All Speakers

Oak Rangeland Management – Webinar II

Livestock and Grazing Management; Recreational Income; Erosion Control and water quality; Forest Products.

Topic Presenter
Introduction Rick Standiford, UCCE
Forest Specialist
Livestock and Grazing Management Morgan Doran, UCCE
Recreational Income Bill Tietje, UC Berkeley
Erosion Control on Hardwood Rangelands Royce Larsen, UCCE
Oak Woodland Utilization: Forest Products John Shelly, UC Center for Forestry
Questions and Answers All Speakers

Sustaining Oak Rangelands – Webinar III

Regeneration and restoration; Silviculture and stand management; Fire; Open Space Values.

Topic Presenter
Introduction Rick Standiford, UCCE Forest Specialist
Regeneration and Restoration of Oaks Douglas McCreary, UC Berkeley
Silviculture and Stand Management Rick Standiford, UCCE Forest Specialist
Fire in Oak Woodlands Douglas McCreary, UC Berkeley
Open Space Values Rick Standiford, UCCE Forest Specialist
Questions and Answers All Speakers

Developing Plans – Webinar IV

General questions; Finding a consultant; Sources of cost-share assistance.

Topic Presenter
Introduction Rick Standiford, UCCE Forest Specialist
Role of the Professional in California: Finding a Consultant Kim Rodrigues and Bill Frost, UC ANR
Natural Resources Conservation Services: Programs and Technical Assistance Steve Smith, NRCS
Sources of Cost Assistance: Calfire Programs Jeff Calvert, Calfire
Questions and Answers All Speakers
Conclusion of Webinar Series Rick Standiford, UCCE Forest Specialist