Nick Jensen: Conservation Update, Oct 4, 2021
General Meeting – Oct 4, 2021
Join us to listen to Nick Jensen and learn about issues that the state office is working on at present.
In his talk, Conservation Program Director, Nick Jensen will give an update on the issues that the state office is working on at present. Nick will focus on projects of regional and statewide importance including, legislation, active/recently resolved litigation, and projects that continue to threaten imperiled plants and habitats. He will provide an update on CNPS-sponsored state legislation to stem the poaching of Dudleya and newly drafted federal legislation to add the Lake County portion of Walker Ridge to Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. Nick will also provide new information on the recent ruling on the Centennial Development on Tejon Ranch, and the Guenoc Valley, WEMO, and Del Puerto Canyon lawsuits.
Nick coordinates the activities of the Conservation Program. Nick earned his BS degree in Environmental Horticulture at UC Davis, and completed his PhD in botany at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG)/Claremont Graduate University. As a graduate student Nick produced the first Flora of Tejon Ranch and studied evolutionary patterns in perennial Streptanthus (jewelflowers). From 2006-2010, he was employed by CNPS, first as a Vegetation Program Assistant, and later as the Rare Plant Program Director. Nick has also worked as a botanist for the U.S. Forest Service, Chicago Botanic Garden, and the private consulting industry. He has taught botany classes to professionals and interested members of the public for CNPS, RSABG, the Jepson Herbarium, and Theodore Payne Foundation. Nick is a fellow of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. In his free time he enjoys hiking, gardening, and cooking.
The meeting starts at 7:30.
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