In this workshop you will learn to utilize online tools representing California’s vegetation classification and fine-scale mapping. Read on for details.
Target Audience: Professional and student botanists, ecologists, environmental consultants, resource managers, and conservationists.
Full Description: In this online workshop you will learn to utilize online tools representing California’s vegetation classification and fine-scale mapping. Using real-world examples and online training, participants will learn how to access data crucial for identifying, describing, and assessing California’s unique vegetation communities. This course will be interactive, with a combination of lectures, online demonstrations, and built-in question and answer sessions.
Participants will learn:
- How to utilize the statewide classification system, the Manual of California Vegetation (MCV) online.
- How to access and query fine-scale vegetation mapping and survey data from the Biogeographic Information and Observation System (BIOS)
- How to identify sensitive natural communities in your region
- How to interpret state rarity rankings of natural communities
- How vegetation sampling and classification is used for mapping projects
- Applications of fine-scale classification and mapping products from CDFW and CNPS
- How to submit project-level information to further represent California’s vegetation diversity
Monday, October 25
Hosted on Zoom
1:00 pm Introductions
1:15 pm Overview of vegetation sampling, classification, and mapping
2:00 pm Accessing BIOS vegetation data
-10-min break 3pm-
3:10 pm Applications of A Manual of California Vegetation online
4:00 pm Other online resources for vegetation
4:30 pm Q and A session
5:00 pm Break for the day
Schedule subject to change.
Location: The one-day afternoon workshop will be on Zoom. Participants will be sent a link. Participants will want to be sure they are in a location with high-speed internet, can see system requirements here.
Materials & Requirements
Materials Provided: CNPS may provide data sheets, maps, and references.
Physical Requirements: Participants should be able to sit or stand with their computer for the four hours, will have at least one break. We will not be able to provide live captioning/ASL for this workshop.
Computer/Internet Requirements: Participants will want to be sure they are in a location with high-speed internet, can see system requirements here.
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.
Betsy Harbert is a vegetation ecologist and botanist with CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. She brings extensive work experience with different plant communities across the western United States. Prior to joining CDFW, she worked with the CNPS vegetation team and as an ecologist with South Yuba River Citizens League and the Army Corps of Engineers. She holds a B.S. in plant biology from UC Davis and an M.S. in Ecology from CSU Fort Collins.
Before registering, please review our full workshop cancellation policy and participant expectations. Our cancellation fee is $50, and therefore registrants who pay $50 or less can not be refunded. We can accommodate name changes to registration.
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**Registration is currently only open for those on our waitlist. If you were not contacted by email, please do not sign up for the workshop at this time. If you are interested in being placed on the waitlist, please email Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org