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Oak Prairie Restoration in the San Juan Islands Webinar

Oak Prairie Restoration in the San Juan Islands

Restoring a critical ecosystem

Why do oak prairie systems matter?

Historically prevalent in the San Juan Islands but now considered one of the region’s most threatened and rare natural habitats, Garry Oak (also known as Oregon White Oak) prairie systems support a wide range of specialized species including migrating neotropical birds and species found nowhere else in Washington. Landscape fragmentation, development, fire suppression, and invasive species have lead to the decline of these unique systems.

If you would like to create or restore oak prairie habitat on your property or would like to learn more about this unique ecosystem, be sure to join us for this free webinar.

Topics covered

  • Overview of oak prairie systems
  • History and status of oak prairie systems in the San Juan Islands
  • Best management practices for oak prairie restoration
  • Soils as a predictor of oak prairie habitats
  • How prescribed fire and burn piles can facilitate oak prairie restoration

How to participate

Date and time

This virtual event will occur on Wednesday April 27th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. and be complemented by an in-person field day this summer.

Can’t make it on the 27th? No problem! Please register anyway for access to the recording. All registrants will receive a link to the recording by email after the webinar. We will also use your provided e-mail to update you about the in-person field day as details are confirmed.


This virtual symposium will be held online via Zoom. Connection instructions will be provided upon registration.


This virtual symposium is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online now.

Acknowledgements and Accommodations

This program is an educational partnership between Washington State University Extension and the San Juan Islands Conservation District. Funding support is provided by Washington State University, the San Juan Islands Conservation District, and San Juan County.

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Rebekah Zimmerer at at least two weeks prior to the event.