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All are invited to this final oak field trip associated with the Oak Webinar Series, even if you have already participated in one of our field trips. Please find details below related to the trip, including an agenda and directions. In addition, please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you know who may be interested.  


If you are planning on attending please Click Here to sign up up by this Friday, June 24th so that we can prepare accordingly. Thank you again for participating in the Oak Webinar Series, we hope that you found it informative.  


We look forward to seeing you on June 30th! 




Rick Standiford

June 30, 2011 Agenda

9:00 am - Arrive for coffee and registration 


10:00 am - Brief Introduction to Avenales Ranch

10:15 am - Oak woodland management concerns


10:30 am - Oak regeneration, seeding, stump-sprouting


11:15 am - Oak thinning, measuring, management


12:00 pm - Lunch*


12:45 pm - Forest production and management


1:15 pm - Wildlife in Oak woodlands


1:45 pm -Sycamore regeneration study


2:15 pm - Alternative Review Program


2:30  pm - Adjourn 


*Please remember to bring your own bag lunch.
In addition, appropriate clothing and footwear are recommended. There will be some off-trail hiking.

Map and Directions to Field Trip Site
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Field Trip Address:

Avenales Ranch Road

Pozo, CA 93453

San Luis Obispo County

*We will meet at the American Canyon Forest Service Campground



Avenales Map 

We will meet at the American Canyon Campground. It is approximately 30 miles from the 101 FWY and Santa Margarita Exit. It is a narrow winding road, and takes approximately 1 hour driving time from the 101FWY.  Two wheel drive vehicles can make it. Carpooling is recommended.  


Go through Santa Margarita from the 101 exit (1.5 mi)


Turn Right onto HWY 58/Estrada Ave. (0.2 mi)


Turn Left onto W Pozo Street/HWY 58 Rd (1.3 mi)


After crossing bridge, Stay straight to continue on W Pozo Rd (Note: HWY 58 turns left right after crossing the bridge) (17.2 mi)


Turn Right onto E Pozo Rd. (Note: The road signs are confusing at this intersection. W Pozo Road turns into Parkhill Road. You have to make a right turn to be on E Pozo Road.)  (1.7 mi)


Stay straight to go onto San Jose Avenales Road to ranch entrance. (The San Jose Avenales Road is paved. The main entrance to the Avenales Ranch is at the large steel gate where the pavement ends. There will be signs showing the way to American Canyon Campground for the remainder of the distance.) (3.1 mi).