Registration open until Sept 20
Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Relevé
The California Native Plant Society & California Department of Fish & Wildlife Combined Method
October 3-5, 2017 (Tuesday - Thursday)
Instructors: Jennifer Buck-Diaz, Vegetation Ecologist, CNPS; Anne Klein, Environmental Scientist, California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) VegCAMP
Target Audience: Professional and student botanists, ecologists, resource managers, and conservationists. Participants should have an initial understanding of the subject matter and basic plant identification skills.
Description: This course will be a combination of lecture and field exercises in vegetation sampling with a focus on collecting data using the CNPS-CDFW combined vegetation rapid assessment/relevé method. We will discuss applications of fine-scale vegetation sampling, classification and mapping, how to document rare natural communities, and how vegetation information fits into planning documents.
Participants will learn:
Registration is now open! Last day to register is September 20, 2017.
Registration fees are discounted for CNPS members. If you are not a CNPS member, visit www.cnps.org/join to join now and save!
Please note: class size is limited to 20 participants.
Cancellation Policy: The last day to cancel your registration and receive any refund is Monday, September 18, 2017. Refunds may be subject to processing fees. Please send cancellation requests by e-mail to Becky Reilly, . Click here for more details on the cancellation policy for CNPS workshops.
Day 1 - Tuesday, Oct 3
Day 2 - Wednescay, October 4
Day 3 - Thursday, October 5
Venue: All classroom and field portions of this class will be held at the Bodega Marine Lab and Reserve, a University of California Natural Reserve. Directions will be provided to registered attendees about a week before the workshop. For more information on the station, visit http://bml.ucdavis.edu/.
Optional Meals & Lodging: Dorm-style (double occupancy) lodging at Bodega Marine Lab for the nights of October 3 and 4, and all meals during this workshop (dinner on the 3rd, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the 4th, and breakfast and lunch on the 5th), are available for an additional fee of $265 per person total, paid in advance with workshop registration fees. Each room is stocked with pillows, blankets, sheets, and towels. Meals will be served in the dining hall, and bag lunches will be provided at breakfast to be taken into the field. Those not interested in staying onsite are welcome to make their own meal and lodging arrangements elsewhere.
Materials Required: Please bring...
Materials Provided: CNPS will provide data sheets, maps, and references for all field exercises, and a certificate of completion after successfully completing two vegetation rapid assessment field forms on the final day.
Physical Requirements: Participants should be physically able to hike over uneven terrain and remain in the field for up to 8.5 hours at a time. This workshop will be held rain or shine. We will spend approximately 80-85% of the time in the field.
About the Instructors
Jennifer Buck-Diaz is a vegetation ecologist and botanist with the CNPS Vegetation Program. She brings to CNPS extensive work experience with different plant communities across the western United States. Prior to joining CNPS, Jennifer worked as an ecologist with The Nature Conservancy at the Cosumnes River Preserve. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Plant Biology from the University of California, Davis.
Anne Klein is an environmental scientist with the Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP) of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Since 2001, she has worked on a variety of vegetation mapping and classification projects across California as an employee of the National Park Service, CNPS, and currently, CDFW. She enjoys working in all of California's diverse plant communities, but is especially fond of coastal sage, serpentine chaparral, and desert landscapes. She has a B.A. in Environmental Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an M.A. in Botany from Humboldt State University.
If you have questions about this or any other CNPS workshops, please contact Becky Reilly, CNPS Events Coordinator, at 916-447-2677 x207 or .