An Oak Woodland Management Plan may be used to allow clear-cutting of oak woodland, provided the cumulative amount of clear-cutting does not exceed five percent of the site’s total oak woodland canopy. During the initial timeframe set out in an Oak Woodland Management Plan, a landowner will not be subject to amendments to the Oak Woodland Ordinance. The process and general requirements for establishing an Oak Woodland Management Plan can be found under the guidelines.
Oak Woodland Management Plans should be prepared by a qualified individual acceptable to the Director of Planning and Building and can be found under the Department's list of qualified individuals. Please contact the Department to recommend other qualified individuals be added to the list. If an Oak Woodland Management Plan is to be prepared by a forester, the qualified individual must be a Registered Professional Forester pursuant to Public Resources Code 750 et eq.