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Local Oak Novela with The Lakewood Oak Protectors

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Release Date: 09/26/2021

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It’s First Lushootseed name is čaʔadᶻac aka Oregon white oak, Garry oak, or Quercus garryana. Join us on a deep dive on the intersections of urban development, environmental racism, organizing against tree loss, and the oak restoration imaginary.

Oak savannas and prairies in the Willamette Valley-Puget Trough-Georgia Basin are one of the most endangered ecosystems in North America. In the Pacific Northwest. We can confidently say we’ve lost about 95 percent of the oak and prairie habitat that existed in the early to mid-1800s.

Local oak protectors have been challenging City of Lakewood on oak protections and developers on plans to build warehouses, etc. Garry oaks are part of an imperiled ecosystem. Lakewood has long settler history and lies adjacent to Joint Base Lewis McChord that has the largest remaining oak woodland in South Puget Sound.

Tacome News Tribune. Neighbors rally to save native oak trees threatened by Lakewood warehouse proposal June 22, 2021. https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article252065168.html

Lakewood Garry Oak Conservancy https://oak.eco 

Portland State University Heat Island Maps for Tacoma

Earth Economics. 2020. Urban Heat Island Analysis: Tacoma, WA

Cascade Prairie Oak Partnership https://cascadiaprairieoak.org 

Tacoma Tree Foundation webinar: Garry Oak Restoration w/ Brandon Drucker 

Editing for this episode provided by the wonderful Katie Dunn. Brandon Drucker was essential to production.

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