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  • Vegetation: Carrizo Plain National Monument Update - California Native Plant Society
    Vegetation Program About the Program Vegetation Program Services A Manual of California Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Veg Classification List Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Mapping Reports Sampler Newsletters Lists of Alliances and Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative Manual of California Vegetation Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Communities Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program Carrizo Plain National Monument Vegetation Project October 2010 Landscape displays of the spectacular spring wildflowers across the plain and hillsides Photos by J Evens and A Klein Carrizo Plain NM CNPS Annual Summary December 2010 PDF 911kb This past summer of 2010 CNPS Vegetation Program staff and partners successfully completed a baseline of vegetation sampling across more than 240 000 acres of the Carrizo Plain National Monument This project is in collaboration with Bureau of Land Management BLM and Department of Fish and Game DFG A main goal of the project is to provide Monument managers with baseline vegetation data and a detailed map of vegetation types for use in evaluating climate change effects over time We initiated the project in 2008 with initial funding from DFG to conduct field vegetation surveys In 2010 BLM provided additional funding and expanded the project to complete baseline vegetation surveys and to produce a fine scale vegetation map across the Monument This project also builds upon our Grasslands Initiative by enhancing the data available on herbaceous vegetation of the San Joaquin Valley This year s sampling began in March during peak blooming season The Monument is topographically diverse encompassing the Caliente Range in the southwest alkali sinks in the Plain s valley bottom and the dry Temblor Range including the Elkhorn Hills in the northeast For this reason surveys were carefully orchestrated to occur first in the lowest driest areas then continued upslope and to the less arid west as the season progressed During a nine week period four CNPS staff conducted over 350 surveys with additional surveys conducted by multiple DFG staff Wildflowers amonst linearleaf goldenbush and oaks in the Temblor Range Photo by D Stout Surveys also included the establishment of several long term monitoring plots in a broad range of vegetation communities including herbaceous communities Amsinckia tessellata Salvia carduacea semi desert shrublands Atriplex spinifera Ephedra californica and woodlands Juniperus californica Quercus john tuckeri In general there is a north south rainfall gradient in the Monument with the south receiving more rainfall To capture this variation long term monitoring plots for some vegetation communities were replicated in both the northern and southern portions of the Monument In addition to the blinding wildflower displays and the noisy bustle of pollinators we also had the opportunity to experience much of the Monument s wildlife In the early morning hours badger and coyote were spotted along the less traveled roads In the later afternoons antelope could often be

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  • Vegetation - California Native Plant Society
    MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program About the Program Vegetation Program Services A Manual of California Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Veg Classification List Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Mapping Reports Sampler Newsletters Lists of Alliances and Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative Manual of California Vegetation Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Communities Initiative Contact Program Staff Grassland Initiative The expected outcomes of this collaborative project include a better understanding of the abundance and distribution of native species and communities in grasslands finer scale definitions for native annual and perennial grassland communities identification of rare grassland types and stronger and effective conservation actions and policies for grassland vegetation Table Mountain Peoria Wildlife Area Recent Updates October 2013 Final grassland classification completed for the San Joaquin Valley and Carrizo Plain May 2013 New grassland types were described in our classification report focused on the Great Valley April 2012 Annual variation detected across years July 2011 Initial grassland classification completed for the San Joaquin Valley September 2010 New funds awarded to support the CNPS Grassland Initiative Resources Fraser Point Santa Cruz Island A new initiative to describe and protect California grasslands PDF 18kb Summary article written by CNPS that highlights the importance of collaborative efforts to categorize map and conserve California s grassland vegetation Major Goals and Objectives PDF 30kb drafted February 2007 Grassland Initiative Outline PDF 896kb Draft outline for paper to communicate the scientific needs associated with California grassland vegetation conservation to highlight the current status and state of knowledge and to communicate

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  • A Manual of California Vegetation - California Native Plant Society
    Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Veg Classification List Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Mapping Reports Sampler Newsletters Lists of Alliances and Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative Manual of California Vegetation Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Communities Initiative Contact Program Staff Manual of California Vegetation Database Project The Online Manual is now available vegetation cnps org The recent publication of A Manual of California Vegetation 2 Edition MCV2 is the result of more than ten years of active work in updating the CNPS signature publication on vegetation for the state The MCV2 provides a systematic approach to classifying and describing vegetation in California With defensible definitions descriptions and maps comes a greater ability to assess extent location rarity and threats to these natural communities MCV2 focuses on individual species species assemblages and their surrounding habitats and has been expanded to include the following Over 480 descriptions 352 distribution maps of vegetation alliances Descriptions of regional variation Detailed life history information Data on fire flooding and other natural processes Restoration and other management considerations and Revised and expanded lists of references To increase exposure and broaden applications of the MCV2 CNPS is building a database system for archiving accessing and adding to this vegetation information and to make it available publicly via the web The objectives of this upgrade include Updating the data platform to current technological standards which will allow immediate displays of current information on California vegetation Adding intuitive search capabilities as well as custom reporting functions for people to easily access and use the data Providing overlays and queries of distribution maps of vegetation types Providing a parallel display with

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  • Vegetation - California Native Plant Society
    and Results Volunteer Signup RPTH Event Calendar Critical Rare Plant Data Needs Data Collection Reporting Annual RPTH Award Winners Stories from the Field Funding and Support Rare Campaign About the Program Vegetation Program Services Manual of CA Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Classification List Vegetation Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Map Reports Sampler Newsletters Alliances Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program About the Program Vegetation Program Services A Manual of California Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Veg Classification List Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Mapping Reports Sampler Newsletters Lists of Alliances and Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative Manual of California Vegetation Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Communities Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program Vegetation Mapping in the Northern Sierra Nevada Foothills First half of the vegetation map completed in the northern Sierra Foothills The CNPS Vegetation Program and Aerial Information Systems were contracted to produce a fine scale vegetation map of the northern Sierra Nevada foothills with funding from the California Department of Fish and Game s Wildlife Conservation Board Resources Legacy Fund Foundation and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy The complete vegetation map spanning across more than 2 6 million acres of the foothills from southern Shasta to northern Madera County is now available You can view the vegetation report here or you can access it from our Reports page to receive the map

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  • Vegetation - California Native Plant Society
    Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Map Reports Sampler Newsletters Alliances Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program About the Program Vegetation Program Services A Manual of California Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Veg Classification List Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Mapping Reports Sampler Newsletters Lists of Alliances and Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative Manual of California Vegetation Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Communities Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program Vegetation Sampling and Mapping in the Southern Sierra Nevada Foothills Region Sampling vegetation in a vernal pool on Table Mountain on BLM property near McKenzie Preserve Photo by D Roach Vegetation Program staff initiated a project to survey and map vegetation in the southern Sierra Nevada foothills in 2008 with funding from the state Department of Fish and Game We received a generous private donation in 2010 which allowed us to expand these efforts The ecoregion includes part of Madera County south to Kern County from the edge of the valley floor to around 1 200 meters in elevation We conducted hundreds of surveys in southern Mariposa Madera and Fresno Counties during the peak spring bloom in 2010 documenting a great diversity of herbaceous vegetation types These surveys were conducted in collaboration with the Sierra Foothills Conservancy California Department of Fish and Game Millerton Lake State Recreation Area Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service Approximately 975 surveys have been completed so far through this project Danielle Roach

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  • Rare Plant Communities Initiative - California Native Plant Society
    Surveys Rare Plant Communities Initiative Contact Program Staff Rare Plant Communities Initiative A fen meadow in the Sequoia National Forest 2010 Through its Rare Plant Communities Initiative RPC CNPS is developing tools and training individuals groups to identify and protect rare vegetation types as key units of biodiversity Vegetation types provide key ecosystem services by maintaining water cycles removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and providing habitat for rare plant and animal species Conversion and degradation of rare vegetation types can disrupt the integrity of the ecological functions of our natural environments leading to the loss of sensitive plant and animal species and a corresponding decrease in biodiversity The inherent values of vegetation have lead scientists and conservationists to make use of vegetation patterns as a surrogate for ecosystems for many years With this Initiative CNPS has begun a multi step process to identify inventory map and track rare communities throughout the state The main objectives are to Utilize and expand existing methods to identify sample and map rare communities Identify new processes to document and protect rare communities Identify funding for future work in key regions and habitats of the state e g Central Coast and maritime chaparral vegetation riparian and wetland vegetation Train assist local CNPS and other partners on using our existing and new processes Analyze existing and new data to better describe rare vegetation Update rarity ranks of rare threatened and endangered vegetation Provide useful descriptions and maps of rare vegetation with other agencies Develop conservation measures and strategies Find out more about the RPC Initiative by reading our Position Statement PDF 58kb and recent CNPS paper PDF 3 5Mb Mapping Rare Plant Communities In February 2011 CNPS completed the Guidelines for Mapping of Rare Vegetation to assist in the development and standardization of rare plant community mapping throughout the state We encourage you to download and use these Guidelines and to share your feedback so that we can continue to refine them during the 2012 field season You can download the Guidelines for Mapping Rare Vegetation by clicking here or through our Vegetation Sampling Classification Mapping page Recent updates of the Rare Plant Communities Initiative Recent Articles Carnivorous plants in Meadows and Fens Cypress A Rare Natural Community Fen Reports Finalized CNPS US Forest Service USFS and collaborating partners have completed a draft report that summarizes the current knowledge of fens throughout 11 National Forests of the Sierra Nevada and adjacent areas The report reviews existing literature and unpublished studies summarizes USFS efforts to inventory fen resources analyzes data compiled from over 800 fen surveys and identifies gaps in available data In the past decade standardized procedures have been developed to survey and monitor fens these procedures are further revised in this report based on work conducted by CNPS and USFS in 2009 10 This report will be posted when finalized A separate report for fens of the Lake Tahoe Basin was just finalized You can view this fen report here or you can access

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  • Vegetation - California Native Plant Society
    Events Calendar Identifying Native Plants Propagation Native Plant Resources For Your Home Garden Arboretums Botanic Gardens Invasive Weeds Pest Mgmt Invasive Weeds Managing Pests Native Plant Lists Horticultural Research Gardening Blog About the Program Rare Plant Inventory Lichens of Conservation Concern Rare Plant Ranking System Ranks 2A and 2B Rare Plant Data Status Review Process Rare Plant Forums Rare Plant Status Review Rare Plant Phenology Rare Plant Photos Locally Rare Plants Botanical Survey Guidelines Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Background and Results Volunteer Signup RPTH Event Calendar Critical Rare Plant Data Needs Data Collection Reporting Annual RPTH Award Winners Stories from the Field Funding and Support Rare Campaign About the Program Vegetation Program Services Manual of CA Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Classification List Vegetation Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Map Reports Sampler Newsletters Alliances Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program About the Program Vegetation Program Services A Manual of California Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Veg Classification List Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Mapping Reports Sampler Newsletters Lists of Alliances and Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative Manual of California Vegetation Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Communities Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program Contact Information Program Staff Julie M Evens Vegetation Program Director Phone 916 327 0714 E mail jevens cnps org Jennifer Buck Diaz Vegetation Ecologist 916 322 2410 E mail jbuck cnps org

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  • Support CNPS - California Native Plant Society
    Plant Photos Locally Rare Plants Botanical Survey Guidelines Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Background and Results Volunteer Signup RPTH Event Calendar Critical Rare Plant Data Needs Data Collection Reporting Annual RPTH Award Winners Stories from the Field Funding and Support Rare Campaign About the Program Vegetation Program Services Manual of CA Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Classification List Vegetation Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Map Reports Sampler Newsletters Alliances Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Support CNPS Thank you for your contributions How You Can Help CNPS Wish List Become a Member Renew your Membership Estate Planning Planned Giving Brochure PDF Donations Policy PDF Endowment Policy PDF For more information please contact Stacey Flowerdew CNPS Development Coordinator 916 447 2677 ext 204 sflowerdew cnps org To donate by check CNPS 2707 K Street Suite 1 Sacramento CA 95816 How You Can Help CNPS Plant science guides our work to ensure the preservation of California s native plants in their natural habitat Thank you for your commitment to conserving California s diverse flora now and for future generations There are several ways you can help Individual Membership Organizational Membership Details Donate Online single gift or recurring CNPS Wishlist Workplace Giving Matching Gifts Workplace Giving EarthShare California Memorial and Commemorative Gifts Individual Retirement Account IRA Distribution Rollover Volunteer Estate planning and other ways you can make a lasting difference Bequest Name the California native Plant Society in your will or estate plans Qualified Retirement Plan Benefits Donate Real Estate Donate Stock Life Insurance Name the California Native Plant a beneficiary Join

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