CNPS Calendar of Events

Water Resilience in the Garden, a talk by Radhika Thekkath

Online

Rescheduled for Oct. 20 As the climate swings unpredictably year to year, causing early spring floods and summer drought in the Western United States, it makes sense to understand and implement established ways to manage the rainfall on our properties. Whether we live on a small suburban lot or run a small farm on multiple […]

Cal-IPC 30-Year Anniversary Symposium | Oct. 26-29, 2021 | Online

Online

Register now to get Regular rate by Oct. 15. Learn more and register on Cal-IPC's websiteCelebrate 30 years of learning with Cal-IPC with more session talks, discussion groups, and posters covering a wide range of topics related to invasive plant biology and management. We are meeting online to stay safe, but our online platform has […]

QUAIDS: Questions, Answers, Identifications Session

Online

Register here: https://bit.ly/3BEvxOO In the 7 months since the start of the CA Fire Followers project, volunteers have made ~56K observations! But ~15k observations that still need to reach Research Grade (RG). Need assistance identifying your observations or just want to help identify? We’re here to help! Join us on Thursday, October 28 at 6 PM […]

“Habitat Gardening in Fire Prone Landscapes”

Online

Destructive wildfires are becoming larger, hotter, and more frequent. Since 2000, an average of 7.1 million acres have burned across the US, more than double the average acreage that burned in the1990s. In 2020, wildfires burned 10.3 million acres in the US, and roughly 60% was in California (> 4 million acres), Oregon (> 1 […]

Fire-resilient Landscapes: Creating Beautiful Gardens for Defensible Space

Online

Please join APLD CA Chapter Advocacy Committee Thursday, November 4, from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m., PDT The Need for Fire-resilient Landscape Design Increasing wildfire danger throughout California and other states has made it urgent that landscape professionals receive comprehensive, standardized, science-based education. Expectations can then be melded with strategies to reduce the very real threat […]

Botanizing the Bigfoot Trail

Online

Did you know that the Klamath Mountains of northwest California and southwest Oregon are one of the most biodiverse temperate mountain ranges on Earth? In fact, 32 species of conifers and over 3,500 taxa of plants call this area home! The Bigfoot Trail traverses this amazing mountain range and celebrates the region's plant diversity. Join […]

Lunada Bay Parkway Project

Online

South Coast CNPS will hold its November meeting virtually. Barbara and Bill Ailor will be presenting about the Lunada Bay parkway project More details will be added here

Our Treasured Coastal Prairies, Ecology and Maintenance with Justin Luong

Online

To watch this presentation via Zoom, you must register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the program. You do not need a Zoom account to register for or attend this presentation. Register here: https://cnps-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtf-upqj8vHNIzolGC66OqfMe9EPe-1RsO Description Coastal prairies make up a thin sliver of existing grasslands in California but […]

Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Francisco

Online

Speaker: Mike Wood Zoom Reservation Required: Link Here Long before the digital age of geo-located photos, iNaturalist, Calflora, the Jepson eFlora, and The Jepson Online Interchange, the founders of the Yerba Buena Chapter of CNPS were busy documenting the native flora of San Francisco. Their observations were recorded on hand-written lists on college-ruled note paper, the […]

“The Extraordinary Microscopic Relationship Between Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and the Roots of 90% of All Plants”

Online

Speaker: Lorenzo Washington, PhD candidate in Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley We will explore a relationship between plants and fungi that hinge on cooperation instead of competition to improve their odds of survival. Located in soil everywhere, these extensive underground communication networks play crucial roles within ecosystems and can provide new strategies for agricultural […]