Stinkwort (Dittrichia graveolens). Daniel Ontiveros, Biological Services Technician, BLM Fort Ord National Monument
Coastal prairie restoration. Green Burns, University of California, Santa Cruz
Mapping perennial veldt grass (Ehrharta calycina) using UAV aerial imagery. Corey Hamza, Stewardship Assistant, Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Q & A / Open Mike
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Seasonal, organic lunch catered by Feel Good Foods.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Concurrent Field Trips and Laws and Regulations
Option 1. Field Trip to Elkhorn Slough, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Tool demonstration – brush masticator
Veldt grass control: what has worked and what hasn’t over 15 years
Eucalyptus: how to control and restore after removal – the view 25 years later
Working with volunteers to remove weeds at Moss Landing State Beach
Option 2. Field trip to Salinas River Arundo Removal, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Arundo removal techniques, based on work now in progress over much of the length of the Salinas River
Working together on the Salinas on a watershed-based program – the view from partners, including permitting agencies, landowners, and NGOs
Option 3. Laws and Regulations Continuing Education Session, 1:05 pm to 2:05 pm AND field trip to BLM Fort Ord, 2:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Laws and Regulations Presentations:
Laws and Regulations Update. Sergio Moreno, Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
Is Glyphosate a Carcinogen? Joel Trumbo, Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Field Trip: Field trip to Fort Ord National Monument, BLM, 2:10 pm – 5:00 pm
The habitats in the northern portion of Fort Ord National Monument include vernal pools, meadows, oak woodlands and chaparral. Along with the diverse native flora are invasive plant species such as French broom, jubata, iceplant, Klamath weed, stinkwort and poison hemlock.
We will walk the trails learning about BLM’s 20 years of work in this area and discussing invasive plant control.
Field trip transportation provided for all three options.