Vertebrates diverse and abundant in well-structured oak woodland
William D. Tietje, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), San Luis Obispo County
Justin K. Vreeland, UCCE San Luis Obispo County
California Agriculture 51(6):8-11. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v051n06p8.
Dense oak woodlands with shrubby understory and downed woody material supported the greatest numbers of vertebrate animals.
W.D. Tietje is Natural Resources Specialist, Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program (IHRMP), Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley located at UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), San Luis Obispo County; J.K. Vreeland is Staff Research Associate, IHRMP, UCCE San Luis Obispo County.
The authors thank the Army National Guard, Camp Roberts, for allowing access for study purposes. Brian Duke and Julie Eliason, Camp Roberts Environmental Office, and Eva Begley, Senior Environmental Planner, Sacramento, provided assistance and support on the study. Karen Carney, Jo Ann Dockter, John Elliott, Tina Fabula, Debora Guillot, Mike McGovern, Daniel Perry, Kathy Sharum, Nathan Smith and Jane Wooding assisted with fieldwork. The study was funded by UC Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program Grant 91–003, and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Grant 8CA96037. Logistical support was provided by the San Luis Obispo County Cooperative Extension Office. Supplemental funds were provided for fieldwork by the San Luis Obispo County Fish and Game Fines Committee and the Central Coast Resource Conservation and Development Council.