Current members of the Oak Woodland Conservation Workgroup include the UC Specialists that were formerly part of the IHRMP, campus faculty whose programs include range, wildlife and/or forestry management, county-based farm advisors working on various natural resource issues and others in the University with an interest in hardwoods including oaks. In addition, the Workgroup includes several individuals outside of UC that are especially interested in oak woodland conservation.
UC Contacts for More Information on Oak Woodlands
Regional Cooperative Extension Specialists are located throughout the State to develop applied research and outreach programs addressing conservation of oak woodlands - also called hardwood rangelands - in cooperation with local Cooperative Extension offices and various agencies and interest groups. In addition, six county-based Farm Advisers are a formal part of the Oak Conservation Program and work on high-priority hardwood-related projects. Click on the names on the right for more information about those in UC working on oak woodland issues. Bill Tietje is the current chair of the OWCW.
Sabrina Drill, Ph.D., Natural Resources Adviser, (323) 260-3404 firstname.lastname@example.org Specialty: Watershed education, conservation and restoration of aquatic and wildland habitats and anadramous fishes. ANR Profile
Greg Giusti, North Coast Area Hardwoods Adviser, (707) 263-6838 email@example.com Specialty: Forest management, wildlife management, vertebrate pest management, wetlands, watersheds, fisheries. ANR Profile
Adina Merenlender, Cooperative Extension Specialist; Adjunct Professor, (707) 744-1424 Ext. 106, firstname.lastname@example.org Specialty: Conservation biology, private land conservation, watershed science, connectivity science. ANR Profile
Tom Scott, Natural Resources Wildlife Specialist, (951) 827-5115, email@example.com, Specialty: Conservation of wildlife, wildlife/urban interface. Response of wildlife to human disturbances. ANR Profile
William Stewart, Forest Management Specialist. (510) 643-3130. firstname.lastname@example.org. Specialty: Forest economics, carbon sequestration, biomass utilization, forest policy. ANR Profile
Bill Tietje, Area Natural Resource Specialist, (805) 781-5938, email@example.com Specialty: Oak woodland ecology and management, human impacts on wildlife. ANR Profile