Our Research and Restoration department develops programs to implement on-the-ground conservation measures within local watersheds. This includes resource monitoring, mitigation and conservation easements, watershed management, water quality and conservation, fire safety/fuels management and habitat restoration. In our habitat and species restoration projects, we focus upon removal and prevention of invasive species and the recovery of habitat for southern steelhead trout and other native aquatic species. For additional information, please click on our links to the left.
RCD Senior Conservation Biologist Rosi Dagit comments on record-sized oak tree in the San Gabriel Mountains: LA Times story.
RCD Senior Conservation Biologist Rosi Dagit testified at the State Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee Informational Hearing hosted by Senator Fran Pavley. Click HERE for a link to the audio recording of the hearing.
Please be on the lookout for a new threat to oaks! For more information on the gold-spotted oak borer (GSOB), go to http://groups.ucanr.org/GSOB/.
GSOB is transported by firewood: Oak_Firewood_Advisory
If you see oaks with signs of damage, please fill out this survey: Citizen_Monitoring_Survey