In Butte County, it’s not unusual to take open spaces for granted. Agriculture is prevalent here, so that brings open fields, whether they are use for growing corn or grazing cattle. Residents cruise by pasture land and open areas throughout the valley and low foothills, certainly an underappreciated bucolic scene. Communities haven’t overlapped here as in other parts of the state to the south. There’s space here, and open areas of nothingness. That’s where oak woodlands emerge.