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Thursday Night Talk: How Do We Preserve Local Oak?

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The loss of oak woodlands to native conifer encroachment is a major conservation concern in California, resulting in associated losses of wildlife habitat, traditional uses, biodiversity, and other ecosystem services. These concerns – compounded by development pressures, evolving understanding of fire’s role in California landscapes, and health threats like sudden oak death – have drawn increasing attention in recent years, and oak woodland conservation and restoration efforts have gained momentum.

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Credit Yana Valachovic
Kneeland oak woodland vista

Guests include Mark Moore, local landowner; Greg Gray, biologist with US Fish and Wildlife Service; and Lenya Quinn-Davidson, University of California fire advisor. 

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