University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources

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Critical tribal oak woodlands saved from sudden oak death

Sudden Oak Death
Sudden Oak Death has been attacking forests along the north and central coast of California for more than a decade. While this has had drastic environmental effects, it’s also affected the people of Native American tribes who rely on oak forests to meet cultural, nutritional, and spiritual needs. Not long ago, the Marin County UCCE office started an initiative to help connect local tribes with UCCE forestry experts and state and federal partners to save their oak woodlands. The effort has since been adopted by a Western Region Tribal IPM Workgroup with the intention to spread the initiative to all western states. One tribal member thanked UCCE, saying “I would like to extend my gratitude to all of you and let you know that you have succeeded in what you said you would do. You have developed a network for tribes to turn to when they have concerns with a healthy forest. Good job and thanks for getting this done.”

 

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