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May 11 Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Community Science: Getting started with California Fire Followers! May 11, 2022 at 7:00 PM Register here to receive the Zoom meeting information. Summary The ecology of California’s native vegetation is intricately bound with our dry summers and the occurence of fire. The CNPS California Fire Followers is a community science program initiated

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April 13 Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Cultivating Joy, Food and Inspiration with the Del Paso Heights Growers’ Alliance April 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM Watch the recording here. Summary DPHGA is a grass-roots organization advocating for social, environmental, and economic justice for disadvantaged communities through educational programs, community gardens, and urban greening efforts in Sacramento. Join us to

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March 9th Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Jewels of the Garden: California Native Bulbs, Corms & Rhizomes March 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM Watch the recording here Summary This photo-intensive presentation will highlight the reasons for growing our beautiful California native geophytes, what makes them special and the benefits they provide. Attend and learn what is the difference between

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February 9th Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Between Scylla and Charybdis—a high elevation botanical holiday in the Ionian Basin of Kings Canyon National Park February 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM Watch the recording here. Summary The Ionian basin is a rarely visited, remote, trail-less, and alpine region of Kings Canyon National Park.  Michael Uhler’s presentation will illustrate his backpacking trip

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January 12th Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: California Dogface Butterfly  the California State Insect   January 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM Watch the recording here. Summary Celebrate the 50th anniversary and hear the story of how the California Dogface came to be named the State Insect. Learn about an unusual native plant and its unique role in conserving our

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November 10th Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Pollinators and climate change – building climate resilience into habitat restoration in California November 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM The recorded video of this meeting is unavailable. Summary Recent studies have highlighted declining abundance and diversity of insects. Threats including habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change are all contributing to declines in

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October 13th Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Practicing minimum tool at the Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve (SCCR) – Preserving the ecological integrity of an important education tool.   October 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM The recorded video of this meeting is unavailable. Summary Although the mission of the UC Davis Natural Reserve System (NRS) is centered on the facilitation

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September Chapter Meeting

Title of Talk: Native Plant Horticulture: The CNPS Bloom!California campaign View the recording here. As a program representative with the Statewide CNPS Bloom!California initiative, Maya Argaman will present a general overview of the Bloom! California campaign.  It’s aim is to increase native plant sales and encourage planting native plants throughout California’s built environment—from backyard gardens to

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May Chapter Meeting

Title of Talk: Managing vernal pools to enhance plant species diversity View the recorded video here Dr. Jaymee Marty has been studying the effects of grazing and fire on vernal pool plant communities at several sites throughout the Central Valley since 2001. She will discuss the results of these studies as well as some preliminary results from a

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April Chapter Meeting

Title of Talk: Plant migration and urban habitat landscapes in a changing climate View the recorded video here As climate change shifts the regional distribution of our native plants, habitat connectivity will be a critical factor in the success of their migration and adaptation. This research and landscape planning project explores how changes to the spatial structure

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March Chapter Meeting

Title of Talk: Social Justice & Native Plants   View the recorded video here Read more about the Home Growers for Social Justice Pilot Project Social Justice Committee: Ellen Pimentel Julie Clements Nellie Zapien Christina Lewis In this talk, Ellen will provide our members with an update on the activity of the Chapter’s Social Justice Committee, including ways you can

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A Different Kind of Spring Plant Sale

April is traditionally the month that the Sacramento Valley Chapter’s much-anticipated Spring Native Plant Sale is held at Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery. At the nursery, more than 120 species of local native plants are propagated and grown to be sold each spring at this sale. This year, when the order to shelter in place

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