March 19 Speaker Series: Protecting and Perpetuating California’s Native Oaks

Angela Moskow, standing beside OakAbstract: The presentation will provide an overview of the importance of native oaks for California’s above- and below-ground biodiversity. It will focus on endangered, threatened, and candidate terrestrial or amphibian vertebrates that are dependent upon, and plants and invertebrates that are associated with oaks. This will be followed by a few slides with information from an upcoming report on California oaks and their associated mycorrhizae. The presentation will then provide a brief overview of California’s limited oak protections, followed by an overview of the California Oaks Coalition, an initiative of the California Wildlife Foundation/California Oaks, which brings together international, national, Tribal, state, regional, and local organizations to conserve and perpetuate the state’s primary old growth resource.

Bio: Angela Moskow directs the California Oaks program at California Wildlife Foundation. The foundation is committed to conserving, restoring, and maintaining habitats and corridor linkages to ensure biological diversity. California Oaks works to conserve and perpetuate the state’s primary old growth resource through the development of the California Oaks Coalition, publication and dissemination of informational resources about oaks, preparation of comment letters about projects with oak impacts, advocacy for stronger local and statewide oak protections, and engagement in and development of work groups focused on imperiled oaks.

Her earlier posts include Urban Sprouts, which delivers community nutrition and garden-based education in San Francisco; The Bay Institute, which promotes the ecological health of the San Francisco Bay and its watershed; the University of California (UC) Small Farm Center; UC Genetic Resources Conservation Program; Consumer Action; and Whiskeytown Environmental School.

Angela earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Philosophy from Oberlin College and a Master of Science in International Agricultural Development from UC Davis.

Milo Baker Chapter General Meetings and Speaker Series are held on the third Tuesday of each month (except for July, August, and December) at 7:30p.m. Meetings are held at the Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, or via Zoom.

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