Funding for this research was provided by:
Agricultural Research Service (5306-22000-014-00D)
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (12-8130-0191-CA, 10007, 10201)
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Received: 10 January 2018
Accepted: 22 April 2018
First Online: 2 May 2018
: All permits to work with <i>P. ramorum</i> in the lab and the field in California and Washington state have been secured from the California Department of Agriculture (Permit No. 2201), USDA-APHIS (Permit No. P526P-16-03679), and Washington State University (BAF# 957–004). Collecting permits have also been obtained for all sites where field plots have been established. These include California State Parks (blanket permit for all state parks), National Park Service (Redwood National Park and associated North Coast State Parks, Pt. Reyes National Seashore), Marin Municipal Water District, Monterey Regional Parks District, East Bay Regional Parks, Big Sur Land Trust, and Mid-Peninsula Open Space.
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