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Congrats to Outstanding Advisor and Mentor Louie Yang!

Congratulations to community ecologist Louie Yang, a UC Davis professor in the Department of Entomology and Nematology and chair of the...

Community ecologist Louie Yang, professor, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, has received a campuswide UC Davis Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Community ecologist Louie Yang, professor, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, has received a campuswide UC Davis Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Community ecologist Louie Yang, professor, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, has received a campuswide UC Davis Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 6:20 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Workshops for forest landowners come to Solano, Sacramento counties, beginning July 18

UC ANR Forestry Advisor Mike Jones leads a field day group of Forest Stewardship Workshop participants in Sonoma County. Sonoma County has an oak woodland ecosystem similar to that found in Solano and Sacramento counties. Photo by Kim Ingram

Free forester site visit for landowners who complete workshop series

Forest landowners in Solano and Sacramento counties are encouraged to learn about their forests and connect with natural resource professionals in their areas during the next Forest Stewardship Workshop Series from University of California Cooperative Extension, July 18 to Sept. 12. These programs can be essential for small landowners who seek to make their forests resilient against wildfire.

Upon completing the nine-week series of virtual and in-person sessions, landowners also will be eligible for a free site visit from a local Registered Professional Forester (RPF), Certified Range Manager or California Certified Burn Boss.

Content is applicable to all forest landowners regardless of where their forest is located and will highlight talks from the local Resource Conservation District, UCCE forestry advisors, CAL FIRE, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and other natural resources community leaders. Registration fee is $60 for the workshop series, which will address common concerns among California landowners, including but not limited to:

  • Forest ecology and vegetation management
  • Financial planning and cost-sharing opportunities
  • Oak woodland management and targeted grazing

Past participants have rated the workshop series highly, with 98% of 2022 participants rating the series overall as excellent or very good. In addition, 94% of past participants reported greater awareness of applying for and using cost-sharing programs.

A past participant has described the workshops as very accessible, saying “they (UCCE) broke things down into small pieces, [and] staff were always an email away.” In seeking to make an otherwise large amount of content approachable, UCCE hopes that landowners come away with a holistic understanding of the management process.

The workshop will take place in a hybrid setting, with classes taking place weekly online over Zoom. Participants will also engage in practical learning through a field day, where they can meet other cohort members and UCCE professionals at an outdoor field location.

At the conclusion of the workshop series, landowners will be equipped with the knowledge and network that will empower them to manage their forests in ways that meet their specific goals and objectives.

Community members in Sacramento and Solano counties interested in forest management, forest and fire ecology, and related topics are encouraged to register: https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=28675.

Forest landowners across California can learn about upcoming workshops in their areas, and also find additional resources, publications and videos: https://ucanr.edu/sites/forestry/Stewardship/.

Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 9:36 AM
  • Author: Grace Dean, Forest Stewardship Communications Specialist
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Terry McGlynn: 'Lessons about Thermal Ecology from Rainforest Ants'

"As the world is getting hotter, we are now urgently focused on understanding on how climate change affects insect populations and communities. Many...

Biology professor Terry  McGlynn of California State University, Dominguez Hills, will present a seminar, hosted by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, on “Lessons about Thermal Ecology from Rainforest Ants” at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, April 5 in 122 Briggs Hall.
Biology professor Terry McGlynn of California State University, Dominguez Hills, will present a seminar, hosted by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, on “Lessons about Thermal Ecology from Rainforest Ants” at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, April 5 in 122 Briggs Hall.

Biology professor Terry McGlynn of California State University, Dominguez Hills, will present a seminar, hosted by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, on “Lessons about Thermal Ecology from Rainforest Ants” at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, April 5 in 122 Briggs Hall.

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 5:36 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Beer-for-Butterfly Contest Set; Why It's of Special Interest This Year

UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro's annual Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest, in which he trades a pitcher of beer (or its equivalent) for the...

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint (Nepeta) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint (Nepeta) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint (Nepeta) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Matt Forister, the Trevor J. McMinn Endowed Professor in Biology, Foundation Professor, at the University of Nevada (and a former graduate student of Aat Shapiro's) created this graph showing the first flights of Pieris rapae.
Matt Forister, the Trevor J. McMinn Endowed Professor in Biology, Foundation Professor, at the University of Nevada (and a former graduate student of Aat Shapiro's) created this graph showing the first flights of Pieris rapae.

Matt Forister, the Trevor J. McMinn Endowed Professor in Biology, Foundation Professor, at the University of Nevada (and a former graduate student of Aat Shapiro's) created this graph showing the first flights of Pieris rapae.

Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 4:46 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Innovative Research by RSPIB Scholar: Surprising Find About Carpenter Bees

When Professors Jay Rosenheim, Joanna Chiu and Louie Yang of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology launched the Research...

A female carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, also known as the Valley carpenter bee, forages on showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. This is one of the bees that the Rachel Vannette lab studied. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, also known as the Valley carpenter bee, forages on showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. This is one of the bees that the Rachel Vannette lab studied. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina, also known as the Valley carpenter bee, forages on showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. This is one of the bees that the Rachel Vannette lab studied. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis research includes this species, Xylocopa tabaniformis, also known as the mountain carpenter bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis research includes this species, Xylocopa tabaniformis, also known as the mountain carpenter bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis research includes this species, Xylocopa tabaniformis, also known as the mountain carpenter bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis research included both genders of the two carpenter bees. This is a male Xylocopa sonorina, nicknamed
The UC Davis research included both genders of the two carpenter bees. This is a male Xylocopa sonorina, nicknamed "the teddy bear bee." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis research included both genders of the two carpenter bees. This is a male Xylocopa sonorina, nicknamed "the teddy bear bee." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 5:15 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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