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Oak restoration trials: Santa Catalina IslandAuthor(s): Lisa Stratton
Source: In: Standiford, Richard B., et al, tech. editor. Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Oaks in California's Challenging Landscape. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-184, Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 837-838
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionTwo restoration trials involving four oak species have been implemented as part of a larger restoration program for Catalina Island. In 1997 the Catalina Island Conservancy began an active program of restoration after 50 years of ranching and farming activities on the island. The restoration program includes removing feral goats and pigs island-wide and converting 80 acres of old hayfields in Middle Canyon to native plant communities. This conversion presented the opportunity to implement experimental restoration trials to test the efficiency and efficacy of a variety of restoration techniques. The primary challenges to restoration in these areas include bison disturbance, deer browsing, long dry seasons and disturbed, weed saturated soils (e.g., Avena fatua, Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass), Phalaris aquatica (Harding grass) and incipient populations of Foeniculum vulgare (fennel) and Nicotiana glauca (tree tobacco).
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CitationStratton, Lisa 2002. Oak restoration trials: Santa Catalina Island. In: Standiford, Richard B., et al, tech. editor. Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Oaks in California''s Challenging Landscape. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-184, Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 837-838
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