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peer-reviewed research article

In California's municipalities, saving native oaks calls for planning


Jan M. Whittington
William D. Tietje, UC Berkeley

publication information

California Agriculture 46(2):20-22. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v046n02p20. March-April 1992.


Regulations, incentives and educational programs, according to a new study, appear to be the most effective combination of strategies needed to maintain California's native oaks in municipalities.

author affiliations

J. M. Whittington is an Environmental Planner with Bechtel Environmental, Inc. Inc San Francisco; W. D. Tietje is Natural Resources Specialist/Central Coast, Department of Forestry and Resource Management, UC Berkeley, and is stationed at UC Cooperative Extension, San Luis Obispo County.

author notes

The authors acknowledge Steven French, City and Regional Planning Department, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, for advice on survey design. We thank Dario Caloss, Institutional Research Department, UC Santa Barbara, and Alan Seigrist, Bechtel National, Inc., San Francisco, for assistance with statistical analyses. We also thank the municipal planning agencies for responding to the survey. This study was supported by the UC IHRMP, Cal Poly State University City and Regional Planning Department, and grant #87–5 from the Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA).