Specialist brings presentation on white oak habitats
Oregon white oak was historically widespread in the Willamette Valley, including areas in the Molalla and Rock Creek Watersheds.
Today, less than 10 percent of Willamette Valley oak woodland, savanna and prairie habitats remain. The majority of this remaining oak habitat is in private ownership.
Nicole Ahr, a conservation specialist with the Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District, will give a short presentation on Oregon white oak habitats and why they are important to your community on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Molalla Public Library.
Oak-associated habitats are part of our cultural heritage and support hundreds of plant, insect and wildlife species.
To help restore this important habitat, the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District (District) is partnering with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The District and NRCS will provide technical assistance to landowners to help them restore or improve the oak populations on their properties.