Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
Tuesday, July 10, 7:30-9:30 PM
Sepulveda Garden Center, Encino
Evening Program: "Worried About Wildfires?" Presented by Dr. Marti Witter
Wildfires are everywhere in California, causing abrupt ecosystem changes and costing billions of dollars in losses. The California Fire Science Consortium (CFSciC) was established to move science off the shelf and into the hands of those who need it, to improve or reduce damage to natural systems and to reduce wildfire property losses. Marti will talk about obstacles and successes to good fire management and the work the consortium is doing. You can learn more at www.cafiresci.org. Location: Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA.
Mount Lassen Chapter
Saturday, July 14, 9:00 AM
Lumpkin Ridge, Eastern Butte County
Summer Plant Survey
East of Feather Falls above Oroville at the eastern boundary of Butte Co, at 4200’ an area of this ridge top is exposed Lovejoy basalt; site of a 2011 check-listing trip. The plan is to survey for late season plants on the basalt, bordering forest, shrubby areas and a hillside meadow. Come add to the species list and help with another florula for Butte Co. Bring water, lunch, insect/sun protection and money for ride sharing. Meet at west lot of Chico Park & Ride (Hwy 32/ 99) to leave at 9 am, return 5 pm. Leaders: Robert Fischer and Rob Schlising.
Friday and Saturday, July 27-28
White Mountains, Inyo County
Proposed Alpine Field Trip
We are working on setting up a trip to the White Mountains to see alpine plants, and to explore the ecological factors that create the alpine zone and the adaptations of alpine plants to that environment. We need to know how many people would be interested in going before we can organize. To express interest, or to view more details, see this link. The final information for the trip will be posted on the Mount Lassen Chapter website in the next few weeks.
East Bay Chapter
Sunday, July 15, 10:00 AM
Redwood Regional Park
Field trip to focus on sedges and late-fruiting plants
We will see about 5 species of sedge. Learn some basics of sedge ID and morphology (sculptural shapes of plant parts in botany). A copy of the Field Guide to Intermountain Sedges and also the key from the 2011 Jepson Manual will be available for reference. We will take Redwood Peak trail, French trail, Starflower trail, Tres Sendas trail, and Stream trail. For questions or directions, click here.
North Coast Chapter
Friday-Sunday, July 27-30
Sanger Lake and Young Valley
Snuggled on the west side of the Siskiyou Mountains crest, Sanger Lake will be our base for a day hike to Young Valley (Saturday) and other exploration of fir forest, rock outcrops, and wet meadows of these beautiful mountains. Primitive camping is at the lake, accessible by unpaved Forest Service road (Knopki Rd) off of Highway 199. Lodging is available at Patrick Creek, roughly an hour away. For more details and to say you are coming, call Carol at 707-822-2015.