Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum) is a new forest pathogen that has recently begun impacting the moist forests of coastal California. The Santa Lucia Conservancy is working with landowners, state agencies, and scientists to learn about the disease and to minimize the impacts on the Preserve. Ultimately, we want to set up the Preserve as a premier SOD research location.
The Blitz will be the weekend of Saturday, April 9 through Sunday, April 10, 2016:
This weekend, the sampling for Sudden Oak Death on the Santa Lucia Preserve will be done by collecting symptomatic bay laurel and/or tanoak leaves from pre-tagged permanent sampling locations. These permanent sampling locations have been assigned to blitz volunteers. There is also the option for people to bring in additional samples from their properties.
The community meeting will be held 10:00am Saturday, April 9 in the Sports Center:
Come to the Sports Center at 10:00am if you want a quick refresher. After that, additional sampling packets will be available there all weekend. After collecting the samples and filling in the data forms, please return the samples to the Sports Center or the Gatehouse by noon on Monday, April 11. Samples need to be kept in a cool, dry, shady location at all times.
Bohlander = Tags 51-59, 71-86 in Lower San Clemente Canyon
Clark = Tags 20-25, 146-148 on Middle San Jose Creek and Trappers Loop
Finley = Tags 26-36 on Upper San Jose Creek
Frangioso = Tags 112-120 on Arroyo Sequoia Trail
Griffith = Tags 60-70 on Upper Las Garzas Creek
Hamb = Tags 8-19 on Lower San Jose Creek
Hauser = Tags 126-134 on Culp Driveway & 135-145 on Trapper's Link
Lewis = Tags 1-7, 87-93 on Steam Donkey and Hank's Spur Trails
McCormick = Tags 94-100 on Robinson Canyon Trail and Road
McCourt = Tags 109-111, 121-125 on Arroyo Sequoia & Stevenson Trails
Morrell = Tags 37-50, 165-169 in Vasquez, Touche, and Golf Course
Stember = Tags 149-164 on Potrero Trail
Thomas = Tags 101-108 on Robinson Canyon Road
Werner = Tags 182-186 on Chamisal Pass Trail
Witte = Tags 170-181 on Hall's Ridge Trail
If there are any questions, please contact Chris Hauser
(831) 392-6931 or firstname.lastname@example.org