April 2020 Volume 4, Number 4
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Begins May 2, 2020

Sudden Oak Death Blitzes
Various locations

Sudden Oak Death (SOD) is a serious disease threatening the survival of tanoak and several oak species in California. SOD blitzes inform and educate the community about SOD, get locals involved in detecting the disease and produce detailed local maps of disease distribution. Volunteers are taught to identify SOD symptoms and to carefully collect symptomatic leaves. SOD Blitz 2020 was designed with COVID-19 precautions in mind. Learn more .
Begins May 6, 2020

Working Rangelands Wednesdays
Online webinar series, 1 p.m.

Join UC Cooperative Extension advisors, specialists, researchers and ranchers for a biweekly webinar series focused on working rangelands in California. Up first is Drought Adaptation for Rangeland Livestock Producers, presented by Grace Woodmansee on May 6; register to receive the link. Webinars will also be recorded and offered as a podcast. Learn more about this and other ranching workshops.
May 6 - June 3, 2020

Prescribed Fire on Private Lands
Online webinar series, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

This training is designed for landowners, land managers and anyone interested in learning more about fire ecology, and how to plan and implement prescribed fire.The webinar will highlight successes from other counties, including the Prescribed Burn Association model that is gaining momentum across California. Wednesdays from May 6 through June 3. Free; r egistration required.
Please note that we are sheltering in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We offer many resources and trainings online, such as the resources above, and you can still connect with us by email, phone or video conference. Stay healthy!
Spotlight on Practical Resources
UC ANR COVID-19
Community Resources
As we begin another month of sheltering in place, look for useful information in our extensive list of resources to help your, your family and your community navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics covered include agriculture; food, water, and nutrition; youth development; gardening; exploring your environment; and health and wellness. You'll find practical solutions to continue essential agriculture work; ways to connect consumers and farmers; resources for agricultural workers and farmers; information on access to food and water, as well as on food safety; cleaning and disinfection info; activities for youth, children and families; online gardening resources and free gardening publications from UC ANR; useful tips on health and wellness; and much more.
Notes from the Field
Why are farmers destroying crops while store shelves are empty?

Although the new coronavirus pandemic has currently derailed the connection between supply and demand, “ the food system in the United States is resilient and there is little reason for alarm about food availability,” write University of California agricultural economists.


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Please note that we are sheltering in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We offer many resources and trainings online, and you can still connect with us by email, phone or video conference. Stay healthy!
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