Guidelines for Managing California's Hardwood Rangelands

Workshops for Owners and Managers

Sponsored by: Renewable Resources Extension Act, The Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program and the UC Berkeley Center for Forestry

General Program Objectives:
California's hardwood rangelands cover almost 10 million acres and have the highest
biological diversity of any broad habitat in the state. Over 80% of these lands are
privately owned, providing economic livelihood for a large number of landowners. Hardwood rangelands, also known as oak woodlands, are composed of tree overstory of various oak species, and an understory of annual and perennial grass species. This one day program is designed for owners and managers of hardwood rangelands, as well as the general public and policy makers with an interest in conservation of hardwood rangelands. The program will focus on the current state of knowledge about economic, ecological, and managerial relationships on hardwood ranagelands, focusing particularly on the UC handbook, "Guidelines for Managing California's Hardwood Rangelands." All registrants will receive a copy of this handbook. The program will also discuss local and statewide hardwood rangeland conservation policy issues, and methods to develop management plans for hardwood rangeland parcels.

Workshop 1: Wednesday, June 1, 2005
San Luis Obispo area

Workshop 2: Thursday, June 2, 2005
Livermore area

Workshop 3: Monday, June 6, 2005
Placerville area

Registration Information:

  • $40 dollar registration fee includes lunch, a copy of the "Guidelines for Managing Hardwood Rangelands," and other handout material.
  • Early registration due before May 19, 2005. $50.00 late registration fee.
  • Space is limited, register early.
  • Registrants will receive registration confirmation.