Greetings! With 2020 already halfway over, Forest Unlimited is gearing up for our annual redwood tree planting next January 2021.
Our 2021 tree planting event will take place at the Jenner Headlands Preserve the weekend of Jan. 9th & 10th (Sat. & Sunday). We will be planting a combination of redwood, oak, and Douglas fir forests on property that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is maintained by the The Wildlands Conservancy.
We are so thankful for the 90 volunteers that helped us plant redwoods and restore our Sonoma County forests. We are looking forward to another planting, and expecting 2021 to be our biggest yet…
We will have more details and confirm start and stop times closer to the date. Please add the event to your calendar, and we will keep you posted! Since this is a private event, sign-ups will be required in order to confirm the number of participants. Sign-up contact information will be released soon. Thank you for your patience!
This year’s 2020 tree planting took place on a private property in Occidental where we planted about 900 redwood seedlings and the Madeleine Sone Wildlife Preserve in Sebastopol where we planted another 500 trees.
Tomorrow! – Friends of Gualala River (FoGR) presents naturalist and Annapolis artist, Liam Ericson, in an online talk and slide show, “Preservation Ranch: A first look at the unseen interior of the Gualala River” on Sunday, June 7th at 4 pm via Zoom.
Liam has explored the wilds of Preservation Ranch (now known as “Buckeye Forest“), where 19,645 acres of forest, grassland, and riparian corridor combine to host countless species of plants and wildlife and provide critical habitat for the recovery of northern spotted owls and steelhead trout. These lands, shaped by a series of creeks, including the largest, Buckeye Creek, form a major part of the eastern Gualala River watershed, a remote area that few have seen.
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You *MUST* register to participate in this year’s blitzes:
Participants will review training materials online due to COVID-19. This training is required, as it covers COVID-19 safety instructions and new scientific information.
We will host Zoom drop-in meetings for participants to ask questions.
Participants may receive collection materials in packets in one of the following two ways:
1. *PREFERRED* Submit your address and we will mail them to you; For this, registration must be submitted by Friday, April 24, OR
2. Pick them up at a table outside our office during times listed below on Saturday, May 2 or Sunday May 3
Participants will return samples by mail using pre-addressed postage paid envelopes that are included in the packets. Sample envelopes must be postmarked to UC Berkeley before or on Tuesday, May 5.
UCCE Sonoma Office packet pick-up times:
- Saturday, May 2 from 10:30AM-12:30PM
- Sunday, May 3 from 10:30AM-12:30PM
The UCCE Sonoma office is located at 133 Aviation Blvd Suite 109, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Zoom Q&A meeting times:
- Saturday, May 2 from 9-10AM with SSU’s Galbreath Preserve Coordinator
- Sunday, May 3 from 9-10AM with SSU’s Osborn Outreach Coordinator and UCCE SOD Program Coordinator
- Sunday, May 3 from 1-2PM with a SOD Specialist Master Gardener
Rick Coates 707-632-6070 or email@example.com