General Meetings

Point Lobos – Lizard Tail (Eriophyllum staechadifolium)

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General Meeting ● Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Due to ongoing pandemic concerns, our general meetings and programs will take place at 7:30 p.m. via the following Zoom Invite Link: https://cnps-org.zoom.us/j/5108347312?pwd=QU5kd3R0MXhmdGdESjlPU05vNnVVdz09

CNPS and our partners California Plant Rescue (CaPR) are working to conserve California’s rarest plants through the CNPS Rare Plant Program, citizen science, and long-term seed bank collections. Learn about how Rare Plant Treasure Hunt volunteers track down long-lost rare plant populations that haven’t been seen in decades and search for new populations in under-explored areas. We’ll discuss how CaPR, a collaborative with the goal of securing the entire California flora in conservation collections, is using seed bank collections as a management strategy for the persistence of wild plant populations and as an insurance policy against extinction. Enjoy photos of beautiful local rare plants and their habitats, and learn how to get involved!

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Amy Patten works in the Rare Plant Program at the CNPS state office where she manages the Rare Plant Treasure Hunt project. Amy lives in Santa Cruz and is passionate about protecting the plants and wildlife of the Central Coast.

Link: California Native Plant Society Staff

Christa Horn serves San Diego Zoo Global as a Conservation Program Specialist and is the coordinator for CaPR. She draws on her interdisciplinary background in ecology, botany, anthropology, and geography to carry out her research.

Link: San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research

Monterey Bay Chapter General Meeting:

Conserving California’s Rare Plants

Speakers: Amy Patten & Christa Horn

Details of prior general meetings can be found in the Events archive: