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Good Oak Farm
Oak trees just give and give. They give to the busy acorn-hoarders like acorn woodpeckers, western grey squirrels, and scrub jays. Oak trees give to the insect community each spring by providing food for hatching insects. And they provide habitat and food resources for over 300 animal species including many in decline. And now the oaks at the 60-acre Good Oak Farm in Williams are protected forever thanks to the owners, Bonnie Johnson and Paul Torrence, who recently placed their land in conservation through the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy.
“Our motivation to conserve our property was born out of optimism and hope. We are optimistic that humans will one day see themselves as part of a great community that encompasses all wild creatures. Our hope is that actions like ours, multiplied millions of times, will staunch the ongoing extinction of creation so as to ensure a rich and robust future biota”, said Bonnie and Paul.
Besides good oaks, other important conservation values protected include 10-acres of agricultural soil and a wild corridor for animals to travel from the Williams Creek Valley to mountain ridges. A cougar could walk from this property onto adjacent Bureau of Land Management land, then onto the adjacent Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest, and then all the way to the Oregon Caves National Monument!
By placing the Good Oak Farm into conservation, Bonnie and Paul have made the ultimate commitment to conserving oak woodlands, beautiful flowers, and the red-shouldered hawks that hunt on their land.