OAKHURST — There are still a few spots open for the Reforestation Workshop, available to private forest land owners and foresters on Thursday, Apr. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Community Library.
Cal Fire, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and UC Extension, in partnership with Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s office, will be hosting the workshop, which is appropriate for landowners of any sized property in Eastern Madera County.
Presenters will include:
• Ray Laclergue – Intermountain Nursery, Owner
• Jodi Axelson- Forestry Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension
• Stewart McMorrow – Stewardship Forester, Cal Fire
• Doris Van Goidsenhoven– L.A. Moran Reforestation Center, Cal Fire
• Zolt Katay– Forestry Assistance Specialist (Southern Region), Cal Fire
• Johnnie Siliznoff– District Conservationist, NRCS
Reforestation in the Sierra following high Tree Mortality for private nonindustrial landowners:
1. Introduction: Stew McMorrow
2. Stand dynamics following heavy mortality – Susie Koocher– UC Extension
- Lessons learned from similar mortality experiences in the Rocky Mountains and BC
- Options and possible outcomes of taking action now.
3. Reforestation basics
- Site preparation, how to plant trees and follow up – Ray Laclergue – Intermountain Nursery
- Selection of planting stock and seed zones– Doris Van Goidsenhoven – Cal Fire
- Post planting Treatments– Zolt Katay– Cal Fire
4. Reforestation Cost share opportunities
- CFIP program and funding – Zolt Katay– Cal Fire
- EQIP program and funding – Johnnie Siliznoff –– NRCS
Please RSVP to Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no cost for this workshop. Limited space available.