On November 16, the White Oak Initiative released Restoring Sustainability for White Oak and Upland Oak Communities: An Assessment and Conservation Plan, a science-based report that details the current state of America’s white oak forests and recommends a practical plan of action to avoid their decline. The plan highlights the important role of fire in the history of oak ecosystems, and its role in their restoration.Continue Reading
Did you miss the May 6th SFE webinar “Fire Suppresssion and Mesophication of Upland Oak Landscapes” with Dr. Heather Alexander from Auburn University? It was a great summary of the current understanding of mesophication, covering a wide range of relevent research. The webinar recording is now live on our SFE YouTube Channel and can be viewed here. You can also download a pdf copy of the slides here.