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Last Chance To Register For Reforestation Workshop

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

5. Questions

Please RSVP to Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Office at district5@co.madera.ca.gov.

There is no cost for this workshop. Limited space available.

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