- Posted By: Richard B Standiford
- Written by: Richard B. Standiford
This webinar will present a series of lectures on the concepts in the ANR publication, “A Planner’s Guide for Oak Woodlands” (UC ANR Publication 3491). The goal will be to create an awareness of the ecological, economic and social values of California’s oak woodlands, and some general planning strategies to ensure long-term conservation of this resource. The selected audience includes city, county, regional and statewide planners, environmental consultants, conservation organizations, land trusts, resource professionals, elected officials, and NGO’s. Complete details on the webinar, including on-line registration instructions, can be found here.
The webinar will be held on March 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2012 from 10 AM to 12 noon, and consists of a series of 2-hour lectures, available on-line through a link to Adobe Connect. This program will be of interest to local planners, professional resource managers and general oak interest groups. The series will be taped and a link to the taped webinar series will be provided for those who are unable to participate on the date and time of the live broadcast. There will also be a weekend field trip to Hopland and/or Sierra Research and Extension Centers at the end of the series.
Participants will register for the webinar and pay a nominal fee ($30) to receive a copy of the publication, ”A Planner’s Guide for Oak Woodlands” and to cover incidental production fees. A social network site will be developed to enhance the sharing of information, and to provide follow-up networking opportunities.
The topics per session include:
March 8-Session 1: Overview of Hardwood Rangeland Resource
March 15-Session 2: Land Management Strategies
March 22-Session 3: Planning Strategies
March 29-Session 4: Sources of Assistance, Developing Plans
Session 5 includes an optional field trip to the Hopland Research and Extension Center on April 21,2012 and to the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center on May 5, 2012 from 10 am to 3 pm. The trip will discuss oak planting projects, landscape considerations, mitigation approaches, and addressing ecological functionality through the planning process.