Representing inland Mendocino and Lake counties
The Sanhedrin Chapter comprises inland Mendocino County and all of Lake County—from redwood forest, through mixed oak and conifer woodlands, the riparian corridors of the Russian and Eel rivers, the chaparral scrub and vernal pools of the Mayacamas Mountains, and higher up onto some of the loftiest peaks in the northern inner coast ranges.
Inland Mendocino and Lake Counties are rich in native plant habitats. Check out our Facebook to see our guided hikes and plant walks to view the region’s botanical treasures.
Our field trips, evening presentations, and other events are free to the public unless noted. Both members and non-members are invited to attend. Sign up for our mailing list to receive information.
Wild Gardening Wednesdays – Join us most Wednesdays at 8:30 am to garden in our public parks and wild spaces. Bring garden gloves and tools if you have them. Contact Andrea Davis for information at email@example.com.
Enjoy the fresh air and natural beauty of Low Gap Park in Ukiah. Visit the Park on Your Own: Download the Wildflowers of Low Gap Park, Ukiah Brochure
Native Plant Gardening
Native plants are a great way to support pollinators, conserve water, and bring California’s beauty right to your doorstep. See our recommended list of locally appropriate plants for your garden.
About Our Chapter
From its origins in 1981, the Sanhedrin Chapter’s active core has invariably resided in the 40-mile-long inland valley corridor between Hopland to the south and Willits to the north. The chapter is named for Sanhedrin Mountain, one of the tallest peaks in the Mendocino National Forest. The ancient forests in the Sanhedrin Wilderness provide critical habitat for the continued survival of the northern spotted owl, including nesting sites.
CNPS news across the state
The storms that pummeled California last winter allowed our hardy photosynthetic friends to exhibit a grand display of color palettes as they emerged from the thirsty sands once again to take your breath away.
When the oaks are masting, acorns fall in remarkable numbers, with a mature oak (between 40 and 120 years old) producing upwards of 10,000 acorns. This abundance can alter migration routes of acorn eaters . . .
Conserving the genetic variation of our flora is of utmost importance if we’re to be prepared for future restoration and recovery efforts, especially under the threats of climate change, catastrophic fire, and invasive species.