Ranger Gabe in the News
To CNLM staff, Gabe Verduzco is ‘Ranger Gabe’—one of the passionate and professional staff who assist in managing and protecting CNLM’s preserves in Orange County, California. But protecting the species on our preserves is just one of Gabe’s talents and passions. When not working with CNLM, Gabe is conducting surveys for invasive insects including the shot hole borer and the goldspotted oak borer—work he conducts as a Research Associate with the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Division. Both of these beetles are causing serious harm to native oak trees. Gabe also checked trees on one of CNLM’s Orange County preserves for these invasive tree pests. He is also an active volunteer with the local chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Gabe was recently interviewed for a lifestyle article in the Los Angeles Times. His profile includes being an avid gardener, botanist, and surfer. The article can be found, here.