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Madera County Hosts Public Reforestation Workshop

OAKHURST — 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 a Reforestation Workshop for forest land owners and foresters on Thursday, Apr. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Community Library.

This workshop 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

Topics Include:

• Forest ecology following heavy tree mortality
• Reforestation basics
• Preparing the ground for planting
• Selection of nursery stock
• Treating competing vegetation
• Land owner assistance programs that are currently available

Please RSVP no later than Friday Apr. 14, to Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Office at

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

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