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  • Publications - California Native Plant Society
    E Newsletter Posters Online Bookstore Submissions Publications CNPS Bulletin This quarterly newsletter is sent to all CNPS members and is published in January April July and October of each year Each issue reports on statewide and chapter activities recognizes notable contribtutions of members offers gardening advice and briefly covers timely issues related to native plant conservation and education Chapters and members are encouraged to submit ideas for articles to Email address protected by JavaScript Enable JavaScript or visit contact page Advertising space sizes PDF 15K Advertising Rates Past Issues Past Issues are listed below in Adobe Acrobat format Vol 46 No 1 Jan Mar 2016 PDF 5 6M Vol 45 No 4 Oct Dec 2015 PDF 9 3M Vol 45 No 3 Jul Sep 2015 PDF 1 9M Vol 45 No 2 Apr Jun 2015 PDF 2 1M Vol 45 No 1 Jan Mar 2015 PDF 1 1M Vol 44 No 4 Oct Dec 2014 PDF 9 3M Vol 44 No 3 Jul Sep 2014 PDF 1 8M Vol 44 No 2 Apr Jun 2014 PDF 3 5M Vol 44 No 1 Jan Mar 2014 PDF 1 9M Vol 43 No 4 Oct Dec 2013 PDF 9 3M Vol 43 No 3 Jul Sep 2013 PDF 1 1M Vol 43 No 2 Apr Jun 2013 PDF 1 7M Vol 43 No 1 Jan Mar 2013 PDF 1 5M Vol 42 No 4 Oct Dec 2012 PDF 4 5M Vol 42 No 3 Jul Sep 2012 PDF 3 4M Vol 42 No 2 Apr Jun 2012 PDF 1 3M Vol 42 No 1 Jan Mar 2012 PDF 1M Vol 41 No 4 Oct Dec 2011 PDF 3 4M Vol 41 No 3 Jul Sep 2011 PDF 1 9M Vol 41 No 2 Apr Jun 2011 PDF 589K Vol 41 No 1

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  • CNPS eNewsletter - California Native Plant Society
    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 CNPS eNewsletters Newsletter Archive Sign up for CNPS eNews Get the latest news and alerts when you create a free user account Already have an account Log in to manage your subscription CNPS eNewsletter This monthly e newsletter is available to anyone who requests it Published monthly by CNPS each issue contains updates on ongoing work in our core programs of Conservation Education Rare Plant and Vegetation Science and Horticulture The CNPS Horticulture Committee gathers and edits material for issues centered around incorporating California native plants in home gardens the subject focus of every third issue You can subscribe to the CNPS e newsletter using the form to the left 2016 April

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  • Conservation - California Native Plant Society
    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 Conservation Program About the Program Actions Archives Statewide Initiatives Chapter Conservation Map Past Initiatives Comment Letters Legislation Tracker Why Conserve Rare Plants Conservation Resources Positions Policies California Native Plant Week Conservation Program The rare Layia munzii stands out in a field of Lasthenia in the Carrizo Plain Photo Nick Jensen The mission of the conservation program is to preserve native plant species and their habitats on public and private lands in California by advocating for the maximum protection of native plants and promoting science based and ecologically sound land management practices The Conservation Program staff and volunteers serve as advocates for science based land management practices to conserve native plant species and their habitats on public and private lands in California There are laws regulations and ordinances at all levels of government that are intended to protect plants Some accomplish this goal and we try to ensure they are used as intended Others are less useful and we work with the appropriate jurisdiction or agency to re examine and modify sections pertaining to plant issues To achieve this mission CNPS conservation work is primarily focused on Regional Conservation Planning e g Habitat Conservation Plans HCP Natural Community Conservation Plans NCCP General Plans for cities and counties Forest plans for lands managed by the US Forest Service Conservation area plans for lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management

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  • Conservation - California Native Plant Society
    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 Conservation Program About the Program Actions Archives Statewide Initiatives Chapter Conservation Map Past Initiatives Comment Letters Legislation Tracker Why Conserve Rare Plants Conservation Resources Positions Policies California Native Plant Week Statewide Conservation Initiatives Follow current CNPS Conservation actions from this page The status of current projects are updated as new information becomes available Information on past projects is available here Current Conservation Initiatives A beautiful show of Monolopia lanceolata in the Caliente Range Photo Nick Jensen CDFA Pest PEIR The California Department of Food and Agriculture is in the Scoping Phase of their preparation of a programmatic EIR for their pest management tactics and programs CNPS has submitted Pest PEIR Scoping Phase comments and continues to track the development of the PEIR Read our comments here PDF 160kb Lawson s Landing Tomales Dunes is the largest unprotected dune system on the central coast Years of unpermitted development have resulted in serious damage to botanical resources and wetland and mobile dune habitats that make it unique on the central coast Help Protect WMA Funding CNPS is currently sending out letters of support to preserve the Weed Management Area WMA program funding Follow

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  • Conservation - California Native Plant Society
    Valley Chapter CNPS SV which collaborate on common issues affecting the Sacramento region CNPS SV in its collaboration with Habitat 2020 continues to participate in the County General Plan Update on land use and participates in the South Sacramento County Habitat Conservation Plan HCP process Access further information here Vernal Pools 2009 CNPS SV has been actively involved in the protection of vernal pools throughout the Sacramento Valley for over a decade The work of CNPS SV has led to the designation of vernal pool Critical Habitat in the valley and the strengthening of mitigation provisions via both the Clean Water Act CWA and Endangered Species Act ESA to prevent unmitigated development Access further information here top of page 11 El Dorado Pine Hill 2011 CNPS El Dorado Chapter has been involved in litigation to protect endangered endemic plants under threat from proposed development The Congregate Development Project would eliminate approximately 33 of the known plants of Pine Hill ceanothus which is found only on gabbro soils in Western El Dorado County and would eradicate 28 acres of essential rare plant habitat CNPS El Dorado Chapter and the Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation CSNC filed a CEQA lawsuit for violations of and inconsistencies with the El Dorado County General Plan and the Pine Hill Recovery Plan related to the project There are current discussions over mitigation efforts if and when development begins For more information contact CNPS El Dorado Chapter Conservation Chair Sue Britting britting earthlink net top of page 12 Marin Point Reyes National Seashore 2011 Restoring this national park to its native habitat has been an ongoing process for several years CNPS Marin Chapter volunteers have been actively removing invasive species in the park Read the project flyer top of page 14 Yerba Buena Presidio Plant Patrol 2011 In an effort to restore San Francisco s native habitats invasive and noxious weeds need to be removed from the Presidio area CNPS Yerba Buena Chapter coordinates regularly scheduled events to remove harmful invasive plants Access more information at www parksconservancy org or contact The Park Conservancy by email presidioparkstewards parksconservancy org or phone 415 561 3034 x3445 top of page 15 East Bay Access the most current information on the Eastbay Conservation Blog ebcnps wordpress com top of page 16 Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Tarplant 2011 CNPS Santa Cruz has been the leading group advocating for protection of the federally listed Endangered Santa Cruz Sunflower Holocarpha macradenia a tarplant The species has been the focus of lawsuits adaptive management plans and conservation easements for over a decade This CNPS chapter has had to defend critical habitat and protection measures critical to sustaining the few remaining populations against development even in areas set aside for conservation such as on City of Santa Cruz greenbelt land Similar tools have been applied to protecting three other federally listed Endangered plants from the primary and secondary negative impacts of proposed housing developments in the county These include Robust Spineflower Chorizanthe robusta var robusta and two county endemics Scotts Valley Spineflower Chorizanthe robusta var hartwegii and Scotts Valley Polygonum Polygonum hickmanii For more information contact Vince Cheap Santa Cruz Chapter Conservation Committee Chair at vince sasquatch com top of page 17 Santa Clara Valley Coyote Ridge 2010 Coyote Ridge s serpentine soil habitat is home to several special status plants and the Bay Checkerspot butterfly Since the early 1990 s CNPS Santa Clara Valley has conducted vegetation surveys monitored rare plant populations led field trips produced videos brochures and articles held public meetings and advocated conservation policies before public bodies The City of San Jose the Valley Transportation Authority the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority the Silicon Valley Land Conservancy and the Nature Conservancy have adopted protection of this treasure Access further information here top of page 20 Monterey Bay Pebble Beach Development Plan 2011 The Pebble Beach Company has changed its initial development plan near the SFB Morse Reserve to avoid destruction of rare and endangered plants instead the new development will expand into already developed areas adjacent to sensitive habitats in the SFB Morse Reserve CNPS Monterey Bay Chapter has followed the development plan supports the plan change and continues to collaborate with the developers to establish buffers between the proposed residential units and sensitive habitats For more information contact CNPS Monterey Bay Chapter Conservation Chair Corky Matthews mmatthews2 comcast net top of page 22 Bristlecone Alkali Meadows Communities 2011 Excessive groundwater pumping and insufficient management are threatening alkali meadows that host the most distinctive plant communities in Owens Valley CNPS Bristlecone Chapter has been monitoring the conditions of these soils and plant communities to ensure impacts from groundwater pumping are avoided and mitigated Access further information here top of page 23 Alta Peak Tulare County General Plan Update 2011 Tulare County is in the process of updating their General Plan to include among other topics long term growth planning outside of existing urban boundaries CNPS Alta Peak Chapter conservation efforts are directed towards reading commenting on and influencing the planning process concerning development outside of the established urban boundaries For more information contact Alta Peak President and Conservation Chair Joan Stewart tori2toli ocsnet net top of page 24 San Luis Obispo Carrizo Plain Solar 2011 A large scale photovoltaic solar plant the Topaz Solar Farm is being proposed on existing cropped and grazed lands in the Carrizo Plain CNPS San Luis Obispo Chapter has submitted comments on the project s Draft Environmental Impact Report DEIR While CNPS SLO Chapter recognizes the need for renewable energy there are concerns over the project s location and mitigation of impacts on native flora Access the most recent comment letter here top of page 26 Channel Islands Newhall Ranch 2011 DEIR DEIS Comments On January 3 2011 CNPS Channel Island Chapter CNPS CI and others filed suit against the California Department of Fish and Game in San Francisco County Superior Court for their certification of an EIR that insufficiently assessed the impacts on the

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  • Conservation - California Native Plant Society
    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 Conservation Program About the Program Actions Archives Statewide Initiatives Chapter Conservation Map Past Initiatives Comment Letters Legislation Tracker Why Conserve Rare Plants Conservation Resources Positions Policies California Native Plant Week Past Statewide Conservation Initiatives Tejon Ranch The Winter 2009 issue of Fremontia featured Richard Dickey s article on the floral blooms of Western Antelope Valley Tejon and Gorman Mr Dickey s photography tells the story Click here to download the article 2 9Mb PDF In July 2009 CNPS submitted comments to the US Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the Draft EIS for the Tehachapi Upper Multi Species HCP TUMSHCP California Timber Harvest Plans Siskiyou Region Since 2008 CalFire has approved several THPs that do not require the applicant to survey for CNPS List 2 plants CNPS is tracking these developments in north state forests Newhall Ranch The Newhall Land and Farming Company a large privately held corporation in eastern Ventura County and western Los Angeles County is proposing to build a new city called Newhall Ranch on their property just east of Ventura County on the north slopes of the Santa Susana Mountains west of Valencia and Magic Mountain This proposed

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  • Conservation - California Native Plant Society
    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 Conservation Program About the Program Actions Archives Statewide Initiatives Chapter Conservation Map Past Initiatives Comment Letters Legislation Tracker Why Conserve

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  • Conservation - California Native Plant Society
    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 Conservation Program About the Program Actions Archives Statewide Initiatives Chapter Conservation Map Past Initiatives Comment Letters Legislation Tracker Why Conserve Rare Plants Conservation Resources Positions Policies California Native Plant Week Follow Legislation related to Plant Conservation Tracking Legislation To view a list of plant conservation related legislative bills that CNPS is following at the present time Log in to leginfo legislature ca gov Username Email address protected by JavaScript Enable JavaScript to view Password CNPSTracker Select My Favorites and then a date range to bring up a list of bills Clicking on a bill number will take you to a page where all of the different versions of the bill committee analyses votes the status and the history of the bill can be found This information changes automatically as the bill moves through the legislative process Official CNPS legislative positions Report including the position taken by

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