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Pileated Woodpecker Walk with Dawn Blake
Contact: kfarmer@ucanr.edu
Sponsor: Mendocino County

Curious about the lives of forest creatures and how they relate to ours?

Join the Yurok Tribe’s Forestry Department Director Dawn Blake at Jackson Demonstration State Forest for a conversation about managing California’s forests for pileated woodpeckers and other valued species.
For her thesis, Dawn used radio telemetry to track the movements and document habitat selection of pileated woodpeckers on the the Hoopa Valley Reservation.

This work is significant because the species is generally associated with old trees and thus may be responsive to timber management practices, the species is very important culturally for the Hupa, and because almost no research has been conducted on pileateds in California.

  • What types of forest stand structure to pileated woodpeckers require to thrive?
  • What considerations can we make in management planning to accommodate a wide range of species’ needs?
  • How can prescribed fire and cultural burning help woodpeckers with the work of building cavities?

Date: Saturday, June 10th, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Contact: Kyle Farmer kfarmer@ucanr.edu
Location: Jackson Demonstration State Forest

Register at: www.ucanr.edu/woodpecker