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  • Why Conserve Rare Plants? - California Native Plant Society
    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 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 Why Conserve Rare Plants A native sweat bee Hymenoptera Halictidae helps maintain the genetic diversity within a locally rare population of cobwebby thistle Cirsium occidentale var occidentale on the western coast of San Clemente Island Photo by Aaron E Sims 2012 Preserving California s Legacy Rare plants Contribute to biodiversity Play key ecological roles Have evolutionary significance May provide medicinal uses Are

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  • Conservation - California Native Plant Society
    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 Resources Drosera rotundifolia in Butterfly Valley Plumas National Forest Photo Nick Jensen Native Plants and Fire Safety Ten articles as they appear in the special Fire and Fuels Management issue of Fremontia specifically discussing native plants and fire safety are available below for downloading as separate pdfs Any copy or use on any other website or in electronic media of any sort must reference CNPS the author s and the correct volume of Fremontia Journal of California Native Plant Society Volume 38 No 2 and 3 April 2010 and July 2010 Fire on California Landscapes by Jon E Keeley How CNPS Developed a Policy on Native Plants and Fire Safety by Betsey Landis The Wildland Urban Interface Fire Problem by Jack Cohen Interpreting Fire and Life History Information in the Manual of California Vegetation by Todd Keeler Wolf Julie M Evans and John O Sawyer Invasive Species and Fire in California Ecosystems by Adam Lambert Carla M D Antonio and Tom L Dudley Sustainable and Fire Safe Landscapes Achieving Wildfire Resistance and Environmental Health in the Wildland Urban Interface by Sabrina L Drill The Role of Fire Safe Councils in California by Yvonne Everett Fire Resistant Landscaping a General Approach and Central Coast Perspective by Suzanne Schettler Wildfire Safety Lessons Learned from Southern California by Greg Rubin The Mendocino County Fire Safe Council by Julie Rogers Additional Fire and Fuels Management Information The devastating wildfires that sweep through western forests year after year have provided political fuel for timber interests to seek relaxed environmental review of the timber harvest process Forest and chaparral lands are poised for thinning and clearing in the name of fire protection and bio thermal energy generation while ecological value gets overlooked Conservation Symposium Proceedings 2011 San Diego CA Reports and presentations from the September 2011 Chapter Council Conservation Symposium 2010 Ft Bragg CA Reports and presentations from the September 2010 Chapter Council Conservation Symposium 2007 Santa Cruz CA Reports and presentations from the September 2007 Chapter Council Conservation Symposium 2006 Arcata CA Reports and presentations from the September 2006 Chapter Council Conservation Symposium Native Plant Basics Links to advocacy materials for plant conservation Desert Solar Energy Development Recently the flood of applications for solar energy projects on public lands in the California desert have prompted CNPS to take on a significant role in helping to create a responsible siting process that emphasizes the protection of pristine public lands home to many rare species of California native plants and wildlife Endangered Species Acts ESA CESA The federal and state Endangered Species Acts are among our most important tools in the fight to conserve and restore California s native biological diversity Forestry Oaks Issues Current issues and CNPS projects regarding conservation and management of hardwood and conifer

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  • Conservation - California Native Plant Society
    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 Conservation Policies Positions Guidelines Below is an archive of CNPS Board approved Policies and Guidelines The Conservation Program develops new policies and amends existing policies as needed according to the Policy Adoption Process included in this archive Policies Positions Guidelines Adopted HTML PDF Program Policy Development Process 2011 Sep 109k Policy Regarding Mitigation of Impacts to Rare and Endangered Plants 1987 Jun 8k Policy on Introduction of Ryegrass 1987 Sep 8k 31k Policy on Feral Pigs 1989 Mar 8k 31k Policy on Sowing of Wildflowers 1989 Jun 8k 23k Policy Oak Hardwoods 1989 Sep 12k 32k Policy Transplanting 1989 Dec 9k 31k Statement of Policy Nonvascular Plants 1992 Aug 12k 26k Policy on Appropriate Application of Ex Situ Conservation Techniques 1992 Sep 15k 39k Policy with Regard to Plant Collecting for Educational Purposes 1993 Jun 11k 36k Policy and Guidelines on Environmental Impact Documents 1993 Sep 15k 40k Guidelines for Chapters to Reduce Impacts to Native Plants 1993 Sep 16k 39k Policy on Shrubland Management 1993 Sep 10k 32k Policy Statement on Tree Planting 1993 Sep 16k 40k Policy and

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  • California Native Plant Week - California Native Plant Society
    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 California Native Plant Week April 16 24 2016 Calendar of Events California Native Plant Week Marketing Handout California Native Plant Week California Native Plant Week 2016 is coming soon This year CNPS will celebrate the Sixth Annual California Native Plant Week April 16 April 24 2016 If you are interested in joining the CNPW Committee please email Email address protected by JavaScript Enable JavaScript to view For CNPW 2016 we are offering many great events and activities around California Find upcoming events near you on the calendar below where you can meet members of your local CNPS chapter and participate in California Native Plant Week Listings on the calendar below include activities and events sponsored by CNPS chapters with links for more information Click the event name below for an expanded description For more chapter events in your area find your local chapter here 2016 Events California Native Plant Week calendar of events around the state Native Plant Week History and Acknowledgements The first California Native Plant Week CNPW in 2011 would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of Mike Ross Barbara Wolf Nancy Morin Mark Naftzger Diana Ruiz the CNPW Committee and chapter members The contributions by many volunteers has transformed California Native Plant Week from text in a bill to a wonderful program that will

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  • Education - California Native Plant Society
    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 Education About the Program Educational Resources Workshops CNPS Workshops Ditch Your Lawn Workshops Other Workshops Botanist Certification Nature Journaling curriculum Open World Field Guides Conferences Symposia Research Grants Students Research Needs Citizen Science Rare Plant Treas Hunt CNPS Education Program The CNPS Education Program coordinates educational resources and programs workshops and conservation projects for all ages levels of knowledge and enthusiasm Within this section of our website you will find resources curricula volunteer opportunities student research support and cool projects for teachers naturalists scouting groups and students of all ages Here are a few of the most important things the Education Program does We nurture train and support the upcoming generations of botanists and conservationists through the Plant Science Training Program CNPS Conferences and Symposiums and Educational Grants Program The Rare Plant Treasure Hunt engages chapter members new volunteers and students in citizen science by collecting data important for

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  • Education - California Native Plant Society
    Treas Hunt Educational Resources Check this site for frequent updates and new materials Resources for teachers naturalists and group leaders of all stripes CNPS Curriculum Opening the World through Nature Journaling by John Muir Laws and Emily Breunig You may download the curriculum here This project is funded to date by the JiJi Foundation How to Draw Plants videos by John Muir Laws http www youtube com user JohnMuirLaws John Muir Laws Techniques and equipment for making a Field Journal and Building science observation skills through field journaling field sketching activities for science teachers and outdoor educators California Institute for Biodiversity http www calalive org index php Sacramento Splash http sandbox sacsplashbackup org The California Phenology Project is working at all levels to cultivate phenological and climate change literacy From elementary school classrooms to university labs and from natural reserves to national parks the CPP is developing and implementing a variety of educational outreach and scientific training activities http www usanpn org cpp education Project Budburst A National Phenology Network Field Campaign for Citizen Scientists http www windows ucar edu citizen science budburst Join thousands of others in gathering valuable environmental and climate change information from across the country Project BudBurst engages the public in making careful observations of the phenophases such as first leafing first flower and first fruit ripening of a diversity of trees shrubs flowers and grasses in their local area where you can record what you see in nature meet other nature lovers and learn about the natural world www iNaturalist org Investigating the Oak Community Curriculum for grades 4 8 Curriculum from the California Oak Foundation Download PDF Plant Taxonomy Teaching materials a growing archive of teacher training materials The Private Eye 5X Looking Thinking by Analogy http www the private eye com index html Hands on investigative The Private Eye using everyday objects a jeweler s loupe and simple questions accelerates science writing art math social studies and more K 16 through life The Private Eye develops the interdisciplinary mind Acorn Naturalists www acornnaturalists com Project Wild http www projectwild org Project Wild is a wildlife focused conservation education program for K 12 educators and their students CREEC Network The California Regional Environmental Education Community US Fish and Wildlife Service Let s Go Outside http www fws gov letsgooutside SAWA s Education and Public Outreach Programs Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park http www sawatershed org Tabletop Activities for Children at Plant Sales and Native Plant Week Tools of a Botanist table docx 26kb Botanist Data Sheet docx 11kb Keen Observer Game docx 12kb Fruits and Nuts Activities docx 17kb Plant Sale Scavenger Hunt docx 27kb Download all files in a zip archive 79kb Word Search Puzzles created by Betsey Landis Chaparral pdf 98kb Coastal Sage pdf 98kb Grass pdf 151kb Native Grasses 1 pdf 98kb Native Grasses 2 pdf 98kb Riparian pdf 98kb Butterflies pdf 251kb Leaf and Flower pdf 152kb Insects pdf 268kb Download all files in a zip archive 522kb Botanical

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  • Ditch Your Lawn! - workshops for lawn removal with California native plants - California Native Plant Society
    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 Education About the Program Educational Resources Workshops CNPS Workshops Ditch Your Lawn Workshops Other Workshops Botanist Certification Nature Journaling curriculum Open World Field Guides Conferences Symposia Research Grants Students Research Needs Citizen Science Rare Plant Treas Hunt Education Program Statewide Ditch your Lawn Workshops Save water during the drought by replacing your lawn with beautiful native plants CNPS is partnering with organizations around the state to offer Ditch your Lawn workshops which will teach homeowners how to kill their thirsty lawns and replace them with beautiful water saving native plant gardens Well chosen California natives can use up to 75 less water than traditional turf lawns while creating welcome

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  • Education - California Native Plant Society
    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 Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Education About the Program Educational Resources Workshops CNPS Workshops Ditch Your Lawn Workshops Other Workshops Botanist Certification Nature Journaling curriculum Open World Field Guides Conferences Symposia Research Grants Students Research Needs Citizen Science Rare Plant Treas Hunt Education Program Other Workshops in the Plant Science Community Upcoming Arboretum Herbarium Sponsored Workshops March 19 2016 Introduction to Plant Identification workshop UC Davis Extension Enrollment Workshop Details pdf Friends of the Chico State Herbarium Upcoming Workshops California State University Chico Full workshop schedule The Jepson Herbarium Upcoming Workshops University of

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