June 3 Workshop – Oak Habitat Stewardship: Approaches and Resources
Saturday, June 3
9:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*RSVP Required by May 31
This workshop will provide a focused opportunity for landowners to learn about the resources and different approaches to oak habitat stewardship. As an extended tour, the goal of the workshop is for participants to build knowledge, learn from local experts, and share ideas and knowledge among peers. Workshop leaders have expertise in oak habitat ecology and management with connections to multiple organizations that can assist property owners voluntarily improving oak habitat on their land.
- Tour two LTWC projects: Wild Iris Ridge (City of Eugene park) and private property in the southern Coyote Creek basin
- Learn why oak habitat is important and why LTWC and partners are working to assist landowners in improving this habitat
- Learn about the history of these habitats, including the how the Kalapuya people managed the land for oak and prairie
- Be able to identify why certain trees grow in specific areas and which characteristics affect tree health
- Learn how to identify common plants
- Hear from other landowners who’ll share their experiences and motivations for improving oak habitat in a way that is consistent with their land use goals
- Come away with an understanding of the types of approaches at different scales
- Lauren Grand, OSU Extension Forestry & Natural Resources
- David Lewis, anthropologist at Enthohistory Research, LLC
- Ed Alverson, ecologist and Lane Co. Parks Natural Areas Coordinator
- Emily Steel, City of Eugene Restoration Ecologist
- Katie MacKendrick, LTWC ecologist
Landowners sharing experiences
- Paul Atkinson, Laughing Stock Farm
- Jim Bradshaw, Bradshaw Vineyards
- Doug & Linda Carnine, owners of Andrew Reasoner Wildlife Preserve
- Val Kime, ranch owner in Coyote Creek area
Participants encouraged to bring lunch (beverages and snacks provided).
Tour includes walking a couple miles over some uneven terrain.
For more information / to RSVP: Rob, 541-338-7055, firstname.lastname@example.org