CONSERVATION takes a multi-faceted approach to protecting and conserving native landscapes in California and here at home in Yolo and Colusa Counties. Our approach takes on developments that are too broadly scoped or purport to destroy rare plants and critical habitat with methods that skirt, delay, belittle, muddy, or confuse the environmental review and mitigation process. Our team engages with agencies, stakeholders, scientists, concerned CNPS members, and organizational allies to illuminate the latest science behind native plant ecology and defend the positive functions of our environmental laws and policies.

Join the Conservation Committee and make a huge difference. We share and implement effective advocacy and use a strategy that engages with local and statewide community leadership. Yolo and Colusa counties face a myriad of interrelated issues and need agricultural and urban renewal as well as focused land-use practices and development in sustainable ways that create and preserve wildlands, wildlife corridors and our native plants.

  • APPRAISE and speak out on Environment Impact Reports (EIR), Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP), and Resource Management Plans (RMP).
  • SUPPORT the addition of Walker Ridge (Condor Ridge/Molok Luyuk) to the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument and state legislation like Assembly Bill 1573 (Friedman – 2023) that would require the use of native plants for landscaping.
  • IMPLEMENT within Yolo and Colusa counties a Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) to preserve the region’s native habitats and wildlife for future generations working across political boundaries, providing a unique framework for region-wide conservation efforts.
  • STAND UP for native plants by adding your voice to the public forum and meeting with stakeholders to find balanced solutions to complex problems.
  • COLLABORATE with state CNPS Conservation Directors and Committee Chairs as well as agency scientists and a broad coalition of activists and defenders of California’s natural resources.
  • ADVOCATE policies and make recommendations that become part of our environmental laws.
  • SHARE KNOWLEDGE AND PERSPECTIVE to understand how proposed development and vegetation removal programs would impact ecology.
  • ENGAGE residents and allies to speak up for conservation alternatives and support public acquisition and protection of natural areas.
  • PREVENT EXTINCTION of our rare plants and the wildlife that depend on them for survival.
  • REDUCE AND ELIMINATE POTENTIAL IMPACTS from evident fuel modification, introduction and spread of invasive species, overly selfish recreation practices, and policies that are detrimental to our comfort and appreciation of healthy, thriving, and connected wildlands.
A hillside of Sky Lupine along Road 53
A hillside of Sky Lupine along Road 53
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Conservation News

Inyo rock daisy / Laphamia inyoensis

2/9/2024: The California Fish and Game Commission found that the information contained in the petition to list the species Inyo rock daisy (Laphamia inyoensis, synonym Perityle inyoensis) and other information in the record before the Commission, warrants adding Inyo rock daisy to the list of threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). This plant has a CNPS rare plant rank of 1B.2.

Shasta snow-wreath / Neviusia cliftonii

The California Fish and Game Commission has moved to recognize Neviusia cliftonii (Shasta snow-wreath) as a threatened species in California, effective April 4, 2023. This plant is only known to exist in a few location near Shasta Lake. It has a CNPS rare plant rank of 1B.2.