The California Oak Foundation’s (COF) mission for 20 years was to inform
Californians about the importance of protecting and perpetuating the
state’s native oak woodlands, wildlife habitats and watersheds.
That was accomplished by:
· Publishing curriculum,
the Oak Community, which COF donated to most libraries and middle
schools throughout the state.
· Issuing a free monthly
Report, explaining carbon sequestration, citing
California law, giving pointers on how citizens can educate
themselves about the law, and many other topics.
· Authoring two
The Status and Future of Oaks In California, and
Carbon Resources in California Oak Woodlands so that Californians
can recognize the value of these important resources.
· Made several
oak-related books available as free downloads;
Plants Under and Around Oaks,
the Oak Community,
Rangeland Oaks in California and
Guide to Insects and Diseases of California Oaks.
· Provided links on
our website to; current information on
goldspotted oak borer;
oak-woodland policies (the last line of each has a link to the county
planner or other department responsible for oak policy enforcement); a
wealth of information from the state’s experts at the
Fifth Symposium on
Oak Woodlands; maps and photos and more.
For ten years, COF ran side-by-side with the California Wildlife
Foundation (CWF) also a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. With a
shared vision of the importance of California oak and wildlife habitat
sustainability, in 2010 the two non-profits became one. A fund was
established within California Wildlife Foundation called California
Any donation made to CWF/California Oaks will be designated exclusively
for oak projects.
We invite you to peruse the California Oaks website where you will find
free, downloadable books, oak care pamphlets, links to oak-related
websites and much more. We also invite you to visit the California
Wildlife Foundation website.
a project of California Wildlife Foundation
428 13th Street, Suite 10A
Oakland, CA 94612
CWF is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation,
tax ID #68-0234744