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May 2019

Wildflower Walk and Springville Clarkia Treasure Hunt

May 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am
River Ridge Ranch, 37675 Balch Park Rd.
Springville, CA United States
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Saturday, May 4th, 9-11am Join the Alta Peak Chapter in Tulare County to help us document Springville Clarkia or just enjoy yourself viewing flowers. Moderate difficulty, uphill climb. 9-11am at River Ridge Ranch, 37675 Balch Park Rd., Springville 93265. Meet in lower parking lot. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Bathrooms available. Heavy rain cancels. Contact: Barbara Brydolf, Alta Peak Chapter at bbrydolf@gmail.com 

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Conglomerate Mesa BioBlitz, Inyo County

May 10, 2019 - May 13, 2019
Conglomerate Mesa, CA, Conglomerate Mesa CA United States

Where: Conglomerate Mesa, Inyo County When: Saturday-Sunday May 11-12 Join CNPS, Friend of the Inyo, and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden document the flora and fauna of Conglomerate Mesa in order to help conserve this amazing place. Meet us for naturalizing in small groups May 11-12, or explore on your own Friday May 10th through Monday May 13th. You're welcome to join for day trips on Saturday or Sunday, or camp out with us for the weekend. We'll search for…

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June 2019

Point Reyes National Seashore Rare Plant Monitoring

June 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
1 Bear Valley Road, 1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:00-4:30 Point Reyes National Seashore is seeking volunteers willing to participate in its annual monitoring of the only extant population of Sonoma spineflower (Chorizanthe valida).  This species was believed to be extinct until the 1980s, when the CNPS-Marin Chapter happened to find it within one of the leased ranches in the Seashore.  For the last 15 years, the Seashore has been monitoring this population.  This data not only helps the Seashore and USFWS track the status…

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July 2019

Camping Weekend & RPTH at Crystal Lake

July 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - July 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Crystal Lake Campground, State Rte 39
Azusa, CA 91702 United States

Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14, 2019 Join us for a campout at Crystal Lake in LA County featuring Rare Plant Treasure Hunts, guided interpretive hikes, collecting demonstrations, and more. This event is hosted by the San Gabriel Mountains, South Coast, Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains, and Bryophyte Chapters of CNPS. Participants will make their own camping arrangements and the CNPS chapters provide the activities. You can join us for the full weekend or just for the day or for…

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Frazier Mountain Rare Plant Treasure Hunt

July 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chuchupate Campground, Frazier Mountain Rd.
Frazier Park, CA 93225 United States
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When: Saturday, July 20th at 9am Where: Chuchupate Campground, Ventura County Trip Leader: David Magney, dmagney@cnps.org Help CNPS conduct a botanical survey and look for rare plants in the upper reaches of the Santa Clara River watershed. There will be opportunities to learn Rare Plant Treasure Hunt protocols. Bring water, sturdy shoes, sun protection and be prepared to potentially hike off-trail or on unstable ground. Meet at Chuchupate Campground at 9am on Saturday morning. If you wish to stay overnight,…

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August 2019

Alamo Mountain Rare Plant Treasure Hunt

August 1, 2019 - August 5, 2019
Alamo Mountain Road CA 93252 United States

              Where: Alamo Mountain, Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County When: August 1-5th (Thursday-Mon) Join for one day or the whole trip! Trip Leader: David Magney Help CNPS conduct a botanical survey and look for rare plants in the upper reaches of the Santa Clara River watershed on Alamo Mountain and the surrounding areas. There will be opportunities to learn Rare Plant Treasure Hunt protocols. Bring water, sturdy shoes, sun protection and be prepared…

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Mt. Eddy Rare Plant Treasure Hunt

August 8, 2019
Mt. Eddy CA United States

August 8th, 2019 | Mt. Eddy, Shasta-Trinity National Forest | Shasta Chapter Start training now for our all-day CNPS Rare Plant Treasure Hunt! At 9.0 miles roundtrip and 2150 feet elevation gain, this will definitely be a strenuous hike on an uneven, steep trail. We will not do much botanizing on the way up, needing to keep up a steady pace to reach our goal--the Mt. Eddy Sky Pilot, Polemonium eddyense. The plant only occurs on Mt. Eddy and is…

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Malacothamnus gracilis Seed Collection & Treasure Hunt

August 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - August 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Lopez Lake, Arroyo Grande, CA, Lopez Drive
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 United States
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Where: Lopez Lake Recreation Area, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County When: Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 18th Trip Leaders: Keir Morse & Amy Patten Join us at Lopez Lake Recreation Area to collect seed and survey for Malacothamnus gracilis (slender bush-mallow). Lopez Lake has the largest known population of M. gracilis, which we will be collecting seeds from for conservation seed banking at the Ranch Santa Ana Botanic Garden seed bank. We will likely also explore unsurveyed areas…

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September 2019

Braunton’s Astragalus Survey

September 28, 2019
Oak Valley Community Park Oak Park, CA United States + Google Map

Are you interested in conducting surveys for an endangered plant in Ventura County on Saturday, September 28th? Braunton's Astragalus (Astragalus brauntonii) is a federally endangered rare milkvetch which only occurs in hills and mountains around the LA Basin. One of the known populations of this plant is located in Oak Valley Community Park. This area burned last year during the Woolsey Fire. The disturbance from the fire apparently has been good for this species and there are now thousands of…

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November 2019

California Desert Protection Act Treasure Hunt

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve, Thousand Palms, CA, 29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road
Thousand Palms, CA 92276 United States
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Join us for a late-season hike to celebrate the anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act on Saturday, November 9th at the Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve in Thousand Palms, CA. Sign up here to reserve a space and receive further information about the event. Space is limited so an RSVP is required! We will search for Leopold's rush (Juncus acutus subsp. leopoldii), narrowleaf sandpaper plant (Petalonyx linearis), and other desert rarities while we learn about this important desert habitat. Be…

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