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  • Administration - California Native Plant Society
    Plumas County St John s Parish Hall https sites google com site cnpschaptercouncilmay2015 home Mar 13 15 Yucca Valley Community Center outside Joshua Tree National Park https sites google com site cnpschaptercouncilmarch2015 home 2014 Dec 5 7 Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Davis https sites google com site cnpschaptercouncildec2014 home Sep 5 7 Big Pine Inyo Co https sites google com site cnpschaptercouncilsept2014 May 30 31 June 1 Imperial Beach San Diego Co https sites google com site cnpschaptercouncilmayjune2014 Mar 7 9 Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden https sites google com site cnpschaptercouncilmarch2014 2013 Dec 6 8 Sedgwick Reserve Santa Barbara County https sites google com site cnpschaptercouncildec2013 home Sep 6 8 Trinidad https sites google com site cnpschaptercouncilsept2013 home 2014 CNPS Elections for State Offices May 31 Jun 2 Marin https sites google com site ecnpschaptercouncilmay2013 Mar 8 10 Claremont https sites google com site cnpschaptercouncilmarch2013 2012 Dec 7 9 Sacramento https sites google com site cnpschaptercouncildec2012 home Sep 7 8 9 Location Arboretum at UC Santa Cruz https sites google com site cnpschaptercouncilsept2012 Jun 1 2 3 Location Berkeley https sites google com site cnpschaptercounciljune2012 Mar 10 11 Location Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden https sites google com site cnpschaptercouncilmarch2012 2011 Dec 3 4 Location Monterey https sites google com site cnpschaptercouncildec2011 home Quarterly ED Report PDF 444kb CNPS Quarterly Report PDF 790kb Presentation Phenology Forum PDF 1 6Mb Presentation Chapter Horticulture Symposia PDF 976kb Presentation CNPS Conservation Update PDF 125kb Sep 9 11 Location Balboa Park San Diego CNPS Quarterly Report Performance Indicators PDF 770kb Sept 2011 Program Report PDF 790kb https sites google com site cnpschaptercouncilsept2011 Jun 3 5 Location Bakersfield CNPS Strategic Plan Overview PDF 516kb https sites google com site cnpschaptercounciljune2011 Mar 11 13 Location Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Minutes PDF 690kb CNPS Strategic Plan PDF 269kb CNPS Quarterly Report Performance Indicators PDF 451kb Strategies for Building Membership from the Redbud Chapter PDF 2 2MB https sites google com site cnpschaptercouncilmarch2011 2010 Dec 10 12 Location San Francisco Minutes PDF 981kb https sites google com site cnpscc2010dec December 2010 Program Report PDF 371kb Sept 11 12 Location Fort Bragg Focus on conservation Minutes PDF 622kb http sites google com site cnpscc2010sep Performance Indicators for 2010 Q1 PDF 833kb 2010 Focus on Conservation presentations Agenda PDF 60kb September 2010 Program Report PDF 335kb Jun 4 6 Location Oroville CA and locations in Chico CA http sites google com site cnpscc2010jun Minutes PDF 600kb Agenda PDF 111kb June 2010 Program Report PDF 297kb Mar 13 14 Location Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Details sites google com site cnpschaptercouncildec2009 Minutes PDF 666kb March 2010 Program Update PDF 297kb 2009 Dec 5 Location Santa Clara University Santa Clara Host Chapter Santa Clara Valley Date Dec 5 6 2009 Draft Minutes DOC 340kb Mission and Vision DOC 21kb Membership Committee Minutes DOC 53kb NPFS Policy Revision DOC 34kb Sept 12 Southern California Chapters Orange San Diego South Coast Final Minutes DOC 327kb Mission and Vision Update DOC 72kb Outreach

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  • Administration - California Native Plant Society
    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 Chapter Council Meetings Meeting dates and links Meeting Summaries Chapter Council Quarterly Reports Below are links to the program

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  • Archive - California Native Plant Society
    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 Document Archive Document Archive Guidelines on Lobbying Legislation Elections Etc Adopted December 1987 PDF Version CNPS is a non profit organization exempt from federal and state income taxation under S 501 c 3 of the Internal Revenue Code In return for its tax exempt status CNPS must conform with laws and regulations which limit its involvement in political and legislative activities Adherence to these laws is crucial to maintaining our tax exempt status 1 Candidates for elected office Under both state and federal rules CNPS may not take part in elections either partisan or non partisan We may not endorse candidates oppose candidates nor make financial contributions to candidates either before or after their election 2 Influencing legislation Under regulations implementing IRC S 501 c 3 no substantial part of the activities of an exempt organization may consist of attempts to influence legislation What constitutes a substantial part is undefined unless the evaluation is based on financial expenditures alone Thus some insubstantial amount of legislative activity such as lobbying letter writing or signature gathering is allowed under the regulations Substantial is generally considered to be anything more than 5 of activities or income of an organization though there are no direct rulings on the matter Legislation

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  • Archive - California Native Plant Society
    Planning Your Garden Getting Started Habitat Gardening School Gardens Patio Gardens Sample Garden Plans Ditch Your Lawn Where to Buy Natives 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 Document Archive Document Archive Policy on Business Endorsements Adopted December 1987 PDF Version ISSUE Because of its status as a unique organization dedicated to preservation of and education about California s native flora CNPS is sometimes asked to lend its name and therefore its credibility to profit making ventures of businesses or individuals whose subject matter is in some way related to that flora CNPS endorsement presumably offers a business either an image of subject matter expertise or a ready made market for their products In return CNPS is usually offered some sort of financial compensation for

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  • Archive - California Native Plant Society
    CNPS Landscaper Certification Planning Your Garden Getting Started Habitat Gardening School Gardens Patio Gardens Sample Garden Plans Ditch Your Lawn Where to Buy Natives 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

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  • Archive - California Native Plant Society
    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 Document Archive Document Archive Statement of Policy Distribution of Information Adopted December 1992 PDF Version Concerns Relating to Charging Fees for Data Gathered by CNPS Members The exchange of information for scientific and conservation purposes is a primary function of the California Native Plant Society CNPS CNPS obtains data on the native flora of California through volunteers and staff and makes these data available to its members and the general public through publications i e the Inventory contributions to the California Natural Diversity Data Base and rare plant status reports In the past some individual CNPS members have required donations in exchange for data on rare plants Requiring payment for data gathered on rare plants is counterproductive to the goals of CNPS and brings with it the risk of being sued over contracted services rendered Requiring payment for services raises questions concerning CNPS professional liability Professional consultants have a legal responsibility for accuracy and completeness and typically obtain professional liability insurance CNPS does not have and does not plan to obtain comparable insurance coverage for members acting as professional consultants

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  • Archive - California Native Plant Society
    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 Document Archive Document Archive INVESTMENT POLICY Introduction The Board of Directors has fiduciary responsibility for the long term financial sustainability of the Society The purpose of this policy is to prudently guide investment activities to provide short term income with long term preservation or growth of principal and overall returns above the rate of inflation General Guidelines Short to medium term operating funds are held in accounts providing frequent access minimal to no risk and as much as reasonable interest income Examples of such accounts include checking money market funds and short term Certificates of Deposit Reserves endowments and other funds held for medium to long terms can be invested for higher average returns To balance risk and returns these funds are invested in minimal risk accounts for example longer term CD and US government securities and other investment using a diversified asset allocation strategy Decisions to rebalance sell liquidate or merge investments shall be made prudently with a preference for low turnover in long term investments annually or less Any investment will be pre arranged with the staff Finance Director to insure simple recording and tracking of investment accounts to intended use accounts Asset Allocation CNPS has a medium to low tolerance for investment risks Principal fluctuations are expected in most long term investments providing higher returns however the portfolio is managed with investments covering multiple asset categories i e stocks bonds REITs to decrease overall risk and volatility The strategy also recognizes allocations in sub categories such as large vs small cap and value vs growth equities and long vs short term bonds Investments may be held in individual securities but preference is given to mutual funds including exchange traded funds and especially to asset allocation funds The asset allocated portfolio is managed to return less volatility than the benchmark S P 500 Acceptable Investment Categories The investment strategy prefers readily marketable securities readily ascertainable market values widely recognized security categories full disclosure safety of principal high returns and decreased volatility While no single category satisfies all preferences the following categories of securities are approved for investment Money Market Funds Certificates of Deposit CD U S Government Securities Corporate Bonds Investment Grade Commercial Paper Common and Preferred Stocks Foreign Securities offered through US based exchanges or funds Mutual Funds Broadly based Exchange Traded Funds ETF Broadly based Real Estate Investment Trusts REIT Investment decisions are made to minimize management fees and transaction costs This strategy naturally prefers but is not limited to passively managed and no load index funds Average expense ratios for the entire portfolio shall

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  • Administration - Membership Tips for Chapters - California Native Plant Society
    Garden Signs Three P s of Native Gardening CNPS Landscaper Certification Planning Your Garden Getting Started Habitat Gardening School Gardens Patio Gardens Sample Garden Plans Ditch Your Lawn Where to Buy Natives 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

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