North Coast CNPS

November 13th, Wednesday, 7:30PM. 

Treasure Hunts and Databases Help Rare Plants 

How many rare plant species do we have in the Northcoast?  How are they doing? Is anyone keeping track of them? How does the CNPS Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Program relate to the California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB)?  Greg O'Connell, our chapter's co-Rare Plant Chair and Environmental Scientist with California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will answer these questions and more. The answers will highlight CNDDB data from the Northcoast region.  The goal of CNDDB is to provide the most current information available on the state's most imperiled elements of natural diversity and to provide tools to analyze these data. Data in CNDDB help drive conservation decisions, aid in the environmental review of projects and land use changes, and provide baseline data helpful in recovering endangered species and for research projects.

Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd., Arcata
Refreshments at 7:00 p.m.; program at 7:30 p.m.
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May 8th, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Blue Collar Botany

Joey Santore is an artist, railroader, and botanist who has traveled extensively documenting and photographing the flora and plant communities of western North America. He began his journey into botany ten years ago by studying conifers and is currently fascinated with the sunflower family, Asteraceae. Joey will take us to unique botanical destinations in both the United States and Mexico and share his diverse passions for native plants, the mysteries of plant distributions, the genus Hesperocyparis, desert flora, evolutionary radiations, and street tacos. Check out his Instagram @crime_pays_but_botany_doesnt for a collection of his photographs.

Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd., Arcata
Refreshments at 7:00 p.m.; program at 7:30 p.m.
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