California Native Plant Society

CNPS 2009 Conservation Conference: Strategies and Solutions

Conference Highlights

  • Plenary sessions and keynotes speakers including: environmental justice and clean energy advocate Jerome Ringo; Professor Steven Hopper, Director of the Royal Botanic Garden; and naturalist, educator, artist, and author John (Jack) Muir Laws.
  • Over 200 accomplished presenters featured in 13 session topics including: mitigation, habitat fragmentation, environmental policy, conservation genetics, and much more—highlighting the latest science and policy strategies and solutions related to native plants and habitat conservation in California.
  • Sessions devoted to challenges and successes in specific California bioregions hosted by local conservation leaders; and poster displays of successful CNPS chapter conservation projects from around the state.
  • Central Capitol City location with beautiful parks, fine dining and great shopping within walking distance.
  • Photography and Illustration Contests and Gallery.
  • Up to 25 Exhibitor’s booths with a wide range of products, services and educational information.
  • Social events, working groups, and associated meetings with additional opportunities for networking, planning, recognition and celebration!

    Photos by Stacey Flowerdew
  • Post Conference workshops on a wide array of related topics (January 20-21, 2009).
  • Student and volunteer discounts, scholarships, and travel stipends.



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