Botanical Resources of the Santa Clara (Utom) River Watershed, by Jordan Collins
October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This study is intended to provide a detailed summary of the botanical resources (both vascular and non-vascular plants) of the Santa Clara (called Utom by the Chumash) River Watershed that will support the conservation of these resources and appropriate land use decisions made within and adjacent to the watershed. These resources are unique and of great importance to the indigenous peoples (Chumash and Tatavian) that originally occupied this territory and those that have arrived subsequently, and to the botanical scientific community and conservation organizations such as the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), Wishtoyo Foundation, Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), Santa Ynez Band of the Chumash, and others. This study provides a description of the biogeography of the watershed and its flora with over 2,300 plant taxa reported for the region.