Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Strategies needed for oak protection: Despite landowner favor, oak groves likely to diminish in size and number

Author

R. H. Schmidt

Author Affiliations

R. H. Schmidt is Wildlife and Natural Resource Specialist, Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program, Department of Foresty and Resource Management, UC Berkeley. He is stationed at the UC Hopland Field Station.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 45(6):16-18. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n06p16. November 1991.

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Abstract

A survey of landowners in unincorporated parts of Yolo County indicates that they perceive many advantages and few drawbacks to oak-grove ownership. Valley oak acreage is used for farming, wildlife habitat, livestock grazing, houses and outbuildings, and firewood production. However, without new strategies to protect and replace them, existing groves will most likely decrease in size and distribution as properties turn over and new owners and management concerns take over.

Schmidt R. 1991. Strategies needed for oak protection: Despite landowner favor, oak groves likely to diminish in size and number. Hilgardia 45(6):16-18. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n06p16
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