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March 2024 Members Meeting of the Sonoma County Forest Conservation Working Group

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hosted by

Sonoma County Forest Conservation Working Group

Location

Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation + Open Space District

747 Mendocino Ave # 100, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Parking is available in the back of the building or on the street

 

Or Zoom Video Conference:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87022286598?pwd=eWJKVVhaeG5XR3dSWi9RQlhKTXRlZz09

Meeting ID: 870 2228 6598        |       Passcode: 662855

 

Or Phone Conference:

Dial (669) 900-6833, and when prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 870 2228 6598 and when prompted,

enter the Passcode: 662855. You can mute and unmute yourself by pressing *6 on your phone.

Description

This month, our meeting is Thursday, March 21st. Please join us for a special presentation on French Broom Management from Jason Mills, Fire & Restoration Ecologist, Ecological Solutions, LLC.  French Broom (Genista monspessulana) is a highly aggressive invasive species introduced from Europe which plagues the central coast of California. Like most invasive species it often establishes following disturbance and displaces native species reducing natural biodiversity. Emergent populations spread rapidly with plants producing thousands of seeds each year. As a perennial woody species plants reach heights of 10 to 20 feet and establish continuous monocultures over time dramatically increasing biomass and ladder fuels. Jason will discuss the methodology and assess some of the most effective tools in the toolbox to optimize control efforts for one of the most problematic invasives in the region. Jason will address lifecycles, reproduction, and dispersal in order to help guide the planning, approach, and maintenance required to reach goals and shift trajectories over the long term.
Also on the agenda: “Assistance available for project development,” presented by Adriana Stagnaro, Forestry Project Manager, Gold Ridge RCD.
Do you or your organization have a project in mind that could improve forest health, reduce fire risk, utilize biomass, manage pests, or recover forestland, but you don’t feel the project is ready for submittal for grant funding? The RCD and the North Coast Resource Partnership are seeking community members who need technical support to develop projects for the NCRP CAL FIRE Forest Health Pilot Grant Program and other grant programs. Types of technical assistance may include site assessments, grant development, mapping and GIS analysis, greenhouse gas calculations, cost estimates, project benefits quantification, preliminary project design/planning, permitting, environmental compliance support and other relevant activities. Learn more and apply here by May 1st.
And, 2024-25 Sonoma County Forest Conservation Working Group Strategic Plan

It’s time to establish a new Strategic Plan describing how we:

  • Create an inclusive and useful network of practitioners
  • Support the educational needs of our community
  • Address challenging issues in forestry
  • Fund forest conservation work
  • Connect people with forests!
  • Reflect on our group and individual accomplishments from 2023.

–> Fill out our easy Google survey to help us develop our Strategic Plan!

The meeting agenda is attached and available on our website. Find the meeting location and Zoom link in the agenda.
Remember, our new meeting time is 11am-1pm and meetings will be hybrid in-person at the Ag + Open Space District office, just like in the old days! Bring your lunch and munch while we meet!

 

Agenda

SCFCWG Agenda 3.21.24

 

Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Organizer

Sonoma County Forest Conservation Working Group

Venue

Sonoma County Ag Preservation and Open Space District
747 Mendocino Ave # 100,
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States

Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Organizer

Sonoma County Forest Conservation Working Group

Venue

Sonoma County Ag Preservation and Open Space District
747 Mendocino Ave # 100,
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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