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Winter 2008 Newsletter
Vol 17, No. 1. Jan. 2008
Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California
by Our Own Redbud Chapter Editing Team of Chet Blackburn, Karen Callahan,
Julie Carville, Richard Hanes, Roger McGehee, Cindy Rubin and Bill Wilson
From the Great Valley grasslands to the rocky mountain
peaks, northern Sierra Nevada wildflowers enchant all
who stop to enjoy these gifts of nature. This versatile
new guide describes 520 species of wildflowers found in
Nevada and Placer Counties, illustrating the plants and
their diverse habitats with over 600 color photographs.
Useful well beyond this two-county region, the area’s
complete plant checklist includes 38 percent of the
plants known to grow wild in California. Casual wanderers
and avid botanists will appreciate the thorough plant
descriptions, organization by plant families, Native
American uses, and tips on places to see wildflowers.
Published 2007 by Redbud Chapter and CNPS Press
480 pp. 5.5″ × 8.5″; checklist, references, glossary, index
ISBN 978-0-943460-48-2 • Softcover $29.95
From Redbud Chapter:
at meetings, field trips, and events
(15% discount for Redbud Chapter members at chapter activities)
book stores • nature stores
nurseries • park visitor centers
A list of stores selling our book is available on our Web site.
Rave Reviews for Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California
Jenny C. Marr
Botanist & Staff Environmental Scientist,
California Department of Fish and Game
The authors of this book have written the very book we
all wished we could have found when we began our exquisite adventure
with the endlessly fascinating world of plants. It is written with
beauty and sensitivity to the various skills of readers who will use
this book. The clarity and organization walk the reader through a
concise but rich summary of the habitats of the Sierra Nevada and then
bring us home to meet the family. And not just any family, but those
plant families that we’re most likely to meet in our travels! Honestly,
it’s a spectacular piece of work!
treatise is a wonderful invitation to not only the novice wildflower
explorer, but also to longtime naturalists and outdoor
aficionados. Those who wish to “Know its Name” will find it here,
either by the absolutely beautiful photos or through a more meaningful
and detailed exploration of how plants are taxonomically grouped into
families with similar characteristics. This scheme will surely bring
plant fanciers to a more sophisticated understanding of the richly
intricate relationship of plants. Especially valuable is how the
book introduces two key conservation concepts when exploring plants in
the wild: plant collecting and nonnative or invasive plants. The
conservation of the State of California’s incredibly diverse and unique
natural vegetation and spectacularly rich flora will depend on each of
us helping others to understand plant rarity, local importance, and how
they are displaced by more competitive non-native plants. This book
offers a clear, helpful, and very important message, within each
species description, to conserve our native habitats and flora, while
we enjoy their wonder, for our pleasure and for the pleasure of many
future generations of plant enthusiasts.
This book offers so much more to the discrete reader. The wonder of the
botanical world in its complex multidimensionality. The species
accounts provide intriguing details about the smells, textures,
insect coevolutionary relationships, and ethnobotanical uses that add
to our understanding and appreciation of our native flora.
Thank you, Redbud Chapter for this sensitive rich treatise on such an
important resource. Your work will open the hearts and minds of many to
the importance and wonder of the treasure of the Sierra Nevada Flora.
Kudos to all the wonderful people who have invested their life energy
to create such a gift.
Botanist and Rare Plants Specialist,
Plumas National Forest
Cofounder of Northern California Botanists
Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California by
members of the Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is
fantastic. The pictures alone will draw people into this book and
show why botanists enjoy wildflowers. The descriptions of the
flowers are easy to understand and are technically correct. The
photograph of each flower clearly displays the distinguishing
characteristics, making this a practical reference. Both of these
features make the book easy to use—for people new to wildflower
identification and for those who have been enjoying wildflower
identification for many years. The checklist is especially helpful for
knowing if a particular species is found in these two counties.
The book has a great flow and shows the enthusiasm
of the folks who have worked together to produce such a fine product.
Topics covered blend well together and make this a handy resource.
Including trails where the wildflowers that are highlighted can be
found is also a great idea. I look forward to using it on one of
Upcoming Chapter Meetings
Plants of the Tahoe Basin
by Michael Graf
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 • 7:30 PM
Nevada County Library Community Room
Michael Graf, author of Plants of the Tahoe Basin, will
lead us on an armchair trek, showing off the rich blend of native
flowers, ferns, and conifers covered in his book. During his slide
show, we will travel the region, observing wildflowers and other plants
found in and around Donner Pass, Sagehen Meadows, Castle Peak, Pole
Creek, Shirley Canyon, Hope Valley, Carson Pass, and the Desolation
Wilderness. Because Michael is an attorney practicing
environmental law, he will bring an added dimension to the show,
weaving in legal information regarding endangered species, pesticide
control, wildlife habitat protection, and more.
son of Susan and Peter Graf, Michael developed his love of the outdoors
quite naturally, and he has spent much of his life hiking the back
country of the Tahoe Basin. He lives and practices law in the Bay Area,
serving as an advocate for many environmental groups, including the
Sierra Club, SYRCL, the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network, and
the California Native Plant Society.
Wildflowers of the Foothills
by Julie Carville
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 • 7:30 PM
Nevada County Library Community Room
Julie Carville will bring us an expansive evening full
of tales, trails, and Native American plant knowledge. She will share
magical stories about wildflowers that will enchant and delight
children and adults alike. She will highlight some of our local
wildflower trails and tell us the best time to visit them. And she will
acquaint us with some of the ways the southern Maidu or Nisenan used
plants for food, hunting, and healing—information that will enrich and
enliven our experiences when we set out to look for wildflowers this
Julie is a well-known, local naturalist and
photographer. She has led numerous wildflower hikes in the region over
the past 30 years, and she has captured wildflowers on film in
the foothills, along the coast, and around the Tahoe Basin. She
is the author of Hiking Tahoe’s Wildflower Trails and a coauthor and creator of our new Redbud Chapter book, Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California. Her upcoming article on local wildflower trails will appear in the March- April issue of Sierra Heritage magazine.
Directions: The library is located at 980 Helling
Way, Nevada City. At the intersection of Hwy 49 and 20 in Nevada City,
turn west toward Downieville on Hwy 49. At 0.5 mile, turn right at the
Nevada County Government Center and follow signs to the library.
Fall Plant Sale Bountiful!
by Cyndi Brinkhurst
The fall native plant sale on September 29 was a huge success,
thanks to 43 wonderful volunteers and the vendors: Cornflower Farms,
Floral Native, Far West Bulbs, Shilling Seed, Native Springs Nursery,
Sierra Valley Farms, and Wolf Creek Worm Farm. Harmony Ridge Market,
BriarPatch, SPD, Raley’s, Caroline’s Coffee, and Summer Thyme’s Bakery
supplied us with refreshments. Thank you Sierra College Natural History
Museum, Horticulture and Biology departments for sponsoring us and
allowing the use of the parking lot for the sale. Hedgerow Farms
donated hundreds of native grass plugs and Genelle Treaster of All
Things Wild nursery in Wilton donated the free plants for new member
sign ups. Many thanks to our customers who supported the Chapter’s
Chapter Field Trips:
Early Season 2008
All field trips are open to the public and free of
charge. Bring water, lunch/snack, hand lens, and sun protection or rain
gear, as needed. Children are warmly welcomed! No pets are allowed on any of our field trips. We
suggest ride sharing, as parking space at most trailheads is limited.
(CNPS insurance rules prevent us from assigning car pools.)
Unless stated otherwise, our trips are easy, as we travel very slowly
and stop to view, identify, talk about, and enjoy each plant species.
Most trips are led by a botanist, with one or more other botanists
For more info: Roger McGehee, Field Trips Chair, at 530-265-4173 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If
rain is predicted, after 7:00 AM (on the day of the trip) a message
will be available on Roger’s answering machine stating whether or not
the field trip will take place.
Note: The Rood Center meeting place is in front of the main building (not at the library).
Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California
Our newly published book will be available for purchase at the
meeting place before each field trip. Retail price is $29.95 plus tax;
Redbud Chapter members (including brand new ones) are entitled to a 15%
discount. We can accept cash and checks. This book will be very helpful
on all of our field trips!
Sunday, February 24, 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Easy to moderate 2-mile walk.
Meet at the trailhead
Leader: Roger McGehee
Every year it rains on this field trip, so why not come
prepared for a downpour and enjoy the rain? We might not be able to
talk much, but the view of the waterfall should be impressive! If, by
chance, it doesn’t rain, we will identify mosses, liverworts, lichens,
ferns, and maybe even some early wildflowers! Just in case, bring the
booklet Pacific Coast Fern Finder by Keator and Atkinson with you.
Meet at the Independence Trailhead on Highway 49, 1/4 mile South of the South Fork of the Yuba River. This field trip will “go” regardless of the weather!
Where the Wildflowers Are…
Saturday, March 22, 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Meet at the Rood Center parking lot
Leader: Roger McGehee
It is hard to know where the flowers will be
blooming best in March. Roger will arrive with news of the best floral
displays, and we will drive to where they are.
Rain will cancel this trip.
Codfish Falls Trail
Thursday, April 10, 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Easy 2.4-mile walk • Bring lunch!
Meet at the Rood Center or at the trailhead
Leader: Julie Carville
The Codfish Falls Trail, near Weimar, parallels the scenic North
Fork of the American River for almost a mile before it turns to follow
Codfish Creek upstream to Codfish Falls. The 1.2 mile walk from the
trailhead to the waterfall is rocky and narrow in places, but is
generally an easy, level walk. The flowery hillsides along the trail
bloom in spring with Tufted Poppies, Indian Pink, Spider Lupine,
Kellogg’s Monkeyflower, Canyon Dudleya, and Evening Snow. The drive
down Ponderosa Way is thrilling in a good year when hillsides of
wildflowers bloom in profusion. The road turns to dirt about half way
down and becomes steep with hairpin turns in some places, but is easily
manageable without 4-wheel drive. Julie Carville will talk about
Nisenan plant uses and we’ll spend time looking through hand lenses to
experience the beautiful details of wildflowers. Join us for this
Directions: We are to
meet at 8:45 at the Rood Center to carpool to the trailhead. We'll stop
off at the ride share parking lot on the way to the trailhead to see if
anyone wants to carpool from there at around at around 9:15 or so and
then we'll continue on to the trailhead. The earliest we can be at the
trailhead is about 9:45-10 a.m. We'll be back to our cars at the Rood
Center by 3:30-4 p.m. People can leave earlier from the hike if they
need to because the trail out is short and easy to follow. Rain
will cancel this trip. To purchase the excellent Auburn State
Recreation Area topographic trail map, call the Auburn State Recreation
Area at 530-885-4527.
Hidden Falls Regional Park
Saturday, April 12, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Easy to moderate 2.8-mile walk
Meet at the trailhead • Bring lunch!
Leaders: Julie Carville and Chet Blackburn
Hidden Falls Regional Park, covering 221 acres near Auburn, opened
to the public in the fall of 2006. It was purchased under the Placer
Legacy Open Space Program and has been called the “Crown Jewel” of the
program. It has 7 miles of hiking trails and is an area of prime Lower
Foothill habitats of Gray Pine, Blue Oak woodland, and chaparral with
grassy wildflower meadows. Two creeks flow through the park; we’ll be
walking along one of them, Deadman Creek, 1.4 miles to Hidden Falls.
Along the way, we should see buttercups, lupines, and poppies.
We’ll also see Blue Dicks, Grass Nuts, White Brodiaea, and other lilies
that were once gathered here by the Nisenan. We’ll discuss native plant
uses on the hike. Along the creek, we should see the Seep-spring
Monkeyflower and Western Buttercup as we make our way to the falls.
Join us for a fun day!
Please meet at the trailhead: Take Atwood
Road west from Highway 49 in Auburn until it becomes Mt. Vernon Road.
Follow Mt. Vernon Road to Mears Road. Turn right on Mears Road, which
is about 3.5 miles from Highway 49. Continue to Mears Place and the
park entrance. For more information, call the park at 530
889-6807. Rain will cancel this trip.
Osceola Ridge/Deadman’s Flat
Saturday, April 26, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Easy 3-mile walk • Bring lunch!
Meet at Safeway parking lot, downtown GV
Leader: Karen Callahan
The 796 acres of the Deadman’s Flat parcel (Bureau of
Land Management) represents an unusual gabbro chaparral ecosystem of
the Sierra foothills. This parcel has important value as a watershed
for Squirrel Creek, Grub Creek, and, ultimately, the South Yuba River.
In addition to the two very rare species, El Dorado Morning Glory and
Pine Hill Flannel Bush, CNPS surveys have also found two other
sensitive species, Bacigalupi’s Yampah and Humboldt Lily. The chaparral
is a mix of Silktassel, Gray Pine, Black Oak, Brewer’s Oak, Toyon,
Coffeeberry, Chaparral Pea, Whiteleaf Manzanita, Redbud, and
Poison Oak. Lemmon’s Ceanothus, Bolander’s Wyethia, Swertia, Foothill
Penstemon, Pitcher Sage, Gold Wire, Tarweed, and Brodiaeas flower
along the unpaved roads. McNab Cypress is a species of local concern
and the Cypresses growing at Deadman’s Flat are unusually large trees
in established groves. To see for yourself why this area is special,
please join us on a walk through this interesting area.
Meet at the Safeway parking lot in downtown Grass Valley
(105 Neal Street at South Auburn Street). Rain will cancel this trip.
More praise for our book:
“I am recommending it to all my graduate students, most of whom are
not native Californians and need to get familiar with the floras they
encounter in their field work.” — Arthur M. Shapiro, Professor of
Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, author,
Field Guide to Butterflies of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley Region
Name That Wildflower!
Wildflower Identification Workshop
By Linnea Hanson & Jenny Marr
Saturday, April 5 • 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Home of Sandy Kewman
12960 Woolman Lane, Nevada City
Workshop Fee: $20
Preregistration required. Class limited to 25 people.
Bring a hand lens, if you have one.
Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California, Redbud
Chapter’s newly published book, will be the main reference guide for
the workshop. Bring your copy, if you have one. The book will be
available for purchase during the workshop.
yourself in wildflowers for the day. Learn how to identify major plant
families in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Spend the morning with plant
specimens observing special features, be they hairy nectar runs,
freckles, colored anthers, banner petals, or seed pods. Become
acquainted with various flower shapes—funnels, tubes, bells, bowls,
stars, saucers, and discs. Then use your new-found knowledge out
in the field in the afternoon as you explore the land around Woolman
Lane and the Sierra Friends Center, identifying multiple wildflowers in
bloom. Back by popular demand, botanists Linnea Hanson and Jenny Marr
are leading this workshop, just as they did in April of 2007. They will
be using the family approach to identification, believing that the
easiest way to learn about flowers and to expand your “plant
repertoire” is to study family characteristics, allowing you to
recognize attributes of the pea family, the figwort family, the lily
family, and more. Linnea is a botanist with Plumas National Forest in
Oroville, working with rare plants and unique plant communities. Jenny
is a botanist and environmental scientist with the habitat conservation
division of the California Department of Fish and Game. Both Linnea and
Jenny are active in the Mount Lassen Chapter of CNPS.
Meals: We will begin the day with a light breakfast of coffee, tea,
juice, and muffins. Quiche and salad will be served for lunch.
Although the workshop will officially be over by 4:30 PM, we will
probably have a potluck supper in the evening for those who wish to
engage in more plant talk. If you wish to join us, by all means bring a
dish to share.
The class is limited to 25 people and preregistration is required. You
may sign up for the workshop at our chapter meeting on February 27.
However, if you wish to reserve a place earlier, contact Julie Becker
at 265-8197 or email@example.com.
Cost for the workshop is $20 per person. Make checks payable to
“CNPS-Redbud.” While payment should be made prior to the workshop,
please wait until mid-March to send your check to Julie Becker at:
13345 Evergreen Drive, Nevada City 95959.
Location: Once again, Sandy Kewman has
generously offered the use of her house for the workshop. Thank you,
Sandy, for your hospitality and for providing comfortable surroundings.
Directions to 12960 Woolman Lane
From Grass Valley:
From traffic light at South Auburn and West Main Streets, take
West Main Street, which becomes Rough and Ready Highway (0.3 miles from
downtown GV to Rough and Ready Hwy). Go 2.3 miles on Rough and
Ready Hwy, turn right onto Bitney Springs Road. Go about 1.5 miles on
Bitney Springs Road to Empress Road, turn right. Go about 0.25 miles to
end of Empress Road. Turn left on Newtown Road. Go about 0.15 miles,
turn left on Jones Bar Road*.
From Nevada City:
Take CA Hwy 49 toward Downieville. About 1.7 miles out of
Nevada City turn left onto Newtown Road at the Willo Restaurant and
Bar. Go about 3 miles, turn right onto Jones Bar Road*.
*At Jones Bar Road:
Go about 0.7 miles to Woolman Lane where you will see a big
brown wooden sign that says Sierra Friends Center. Turn right. Go
about 0.25 miles to 12960 Woolman Lane and turn left onto a shared
driveway. Proceed to 12960. You have arrived!
If you need further clarification or get lost, call Sandy Kewman at 272-3736.
BriarPatch Native Plant Demonstration Garden
by Cyndi Brinkhurst
You need a healthy imagination to picture a vibrant
garden in the retention basin at the far end of the BriarPatch parking
lot. This Chapter has plenty of vision and accepted the challenge
of helping BriarPatch transform an empty basin into the
BriarPatch Native Plant Demonstration Garden, a showcase of native
plants ranging from drought-tolerant to riparian.
Garden will offer many community benefits. It will be a place for
people to come and relax, take a stroll, and learn about native
plants—seeing firsthand their beauty and the function they play in the
ecosystem. Local native plants are adapted to the conditions of the
soil and climate, making them easy to grow and likely to succeed.
Because they are well adapted to the site, native plants require less
maintenance, water, fertilizer—and save you money—in the end. The
garden will help native pollinators, as many insects depend on specific
native flowers and plants to feed on and lay their eggs. The retention
basin itself catches and filters runoff before it leaves the site, thus
ensuring better water quality for the community.
While it may not look like much yet, the project is
actually off to a good start. A small committee began planning for the
garden earlier this year. The goal was to get the trees established as
quickly as possible and to provide erosion control. Fall is the best
time to plant as the roots develop quickly in the warm soil.
Fall/winter rains naturally water the plants and get them in the best
shape possible to withstand the upcoming hot summer.
We asked the community to sponsor plants at the fall plant sale and at
the BriarPatch Harvest Festival where several members solicited for
plant donations. The first phase was planted on October 28. Nine
volunteers (including an extra cute girl almost 3 years old) planted 26
trees and shrubs, several dozen bulbs, and about a hundred Purple
Needlegrass and Deergrass plugs. The trees and shrubs planted include
McNab Cypress, White Alder, Black Oak, Blue Oak, California Laurel,
Western Redbud, Toyon/Christmas Berry, Bush Lupine, and Lemmon’s
Some Matilija Poppy, Deerbrush, willows, and cattails have naturally
come into the site as pioneering species and have found just the right
spot. The site was initially hydro-seeded after construction and
several species including Yarrow, California Poppy, Western Blue Flax,
and several species of Fescue and native bunch grasses can be found
throughout the area. Maintenance on the site has included watering,
pruning of the existing Ponderosa Pine and Ceanothus in the corner,
weeding (mostly blackberry, mullein, mustard), and applying mulch to
help maintain moisture and erosion control. Maintenance, mainly
weeding, and installing a drip irrigation system will be on the agenda
for this spring. To guide people on a leisurely stroll, a pathway
around the basin is planned for the New Year.
To add your name to the BriarPatch Demonstration Garden volunteer list, contact Cyndi at 274-1924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are experienced in installing paths and steps and have some time, we could sure use your help too!
The following local businesses have donated supplies: Hills Flat
Lumber, B & C True Value Hardware, and Peaceful Valley Farm and
Garden Supply. Al Beeson, retired from the Forest Service, is
experimenting with propagating native shrubs and has donated some
plants. All these contributions help to make the demonstration garden a
true community project!
I am very pleased to announce that Sandy Kewman has agreed to join
our Redbud Board as secretary! Not only is she experienced at recording
meetings, she is a master gardener, and she hosted our plant ID class
last spring. Her expertise will be a great addition to our Board. I
look forward to working with her this year.
— Frances Jorgensen, President
Redbud Conservation Committee
A group of conservation-minded Redbud members began
organizing a 2008 action plan this past fall. The committee’s purpose
follows our State CNPS Conservation Program mission:
“To save native plant species and their habitats on public and private lands in California by advocating for the maximum protection…and promoting science-based and ecologically sound land management practices.”
The strength of Chapter voice and leadership is interdependent with
member participation. The action plan identifies the following areas.
•Regional Land Developments in the Wildlife Urban Interface: In
particular, the mitigation, protection, and holding of high-value
natural resources and public recreation open space trade-offs for the
proposed developments around Grass Valley (Loma Rica, Kenny Ranch,
Berriman Ranch, North Star, etc.).
•Individual Proposals for Housing or Resource Extraction (minerals,
timber, water) by Private or Public Entities: Current focus is the
Idaho-Maryland Mine and Donner Summit Royal Gorge developments.
•Sierra Forest Health: Development, climate, air quality, timber
harvests, recreation, and water diversion are major factors affecting
Sierra forest health. (No specific action steps as yet.)
•Fire, Fuels Reduction, and Habitat Health: Fuels reduction
will affect significant acreage in the wildlife urban interface. Focus
is on homeowner education for both fire safety and habitat restoration.
•Ornamentals and Invasives: Redbud Chapter is working with the Fire
Safe Council on their Scotch Broom challenge. The Conservation
Committee will focus on nursery cooperation in a public education
Conservation is a diverse, ambitious program. In
reality, the Conservation Committee will have significant
accomplishment where the energy of Redbud members joins together on an
issue. If you have research skills, botanical/ecological expertise,
event organizing interest, writing or speaking skills, and/or an
abiding concern for conservation, we invite your participation.
The committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at
4:00 PM in the BriarPatch Community Room. Contact Eric Jorgensen
to share interest, seek information, or request agendas, email@example.com or 265-4838.
New Communication Tool: Listserv
A listserv is a very old Internet technology that
predates the World Wide Web. Based on the simplest part of the
Internet—email—a listserv takes emails sent to the listserv address and
distributes them to the list’s subscribers. As a subscriber, you
receive emails other members send to the list and you can send emails
Our Master Geek, Chet Blackburn, set up a
listserv (called a Group on Yahoo) for Redbud Chapter in 2003, but many
of us did not have a sufficient grasp of computers at that time, so the
idea floundered. It’s now 2008 and more of us are Internet savvy.
To subscribe to the Redbud Chapter Group:
•Go to www.yahoo.com.
•Click “Groups” in the left column.
•Enter “redbudchapter” in the Find a Yahoo! Group search box and click the Search button.
•On the next page, click “redbudchapter.”
•On the Redbud Chapter Group home page, click the blue “Join This Group!” to subscribe.
•If you already have a Yahoo email account, you can use the same ID and password (or not).
•After signing in, you will need to provide some details, including how/where you want to receive emails posted to the group.
To post a message to the group, send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep
in mind that some of our members still use dial-up. Thus, please keep
attachments to a minimum and reduce their physical size (KB) to a
You can unsubscribe at anytime. To do so, sign in to your Yahoo account, click on Groups under Options, select Edit My Groups.
The moderator’s email is email@example.com.
Newsletter Input: Please send any items or notices that you would like included in future newsletters to Roger McGehee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitted items may be edited. Deadline for submissions for the Spring newsletter is Saturday, March 15.
Learn to understand California’s unique flora and help to preserve
this rich heritage for future generations. Volunteer your time and
Two-Year Opportunities—Board of Directors
Horticulture Committee Co-Chair
Have a background in horticulture and be passionate about native
plants, especially using them in landscapes. Along with co-chair, be a
resource to members and the community about issues pertaining to native
plant horticulture. Acquisition of plants for the plant sales; maintain
list of and book nursery vendors for plant sales.
Contact the committee chairs to gather articles, receive articles
from other members, decide which articles to include. See to it that
the newsletters — three per year—get printed and mailed. Roger McGehee
(after the end of January), 530-265-4173, email@example.com
Membership Committee Members
Friendly and outgoing members, who enjoy attending Redbud programs
and field trips, are needed to assist on the Membership committee.
Duties include providing CNPS membership applications and literature to
potential new members at the Redbud programs and field trips. Joan
Jernegan firstname.lastname@example.org, 916-874-5619, Jernegan95602@wildblue.net
Committee & Project Opportunities
All of our Board committees welcome more participants. There is a
wide variety of interesting things to do. For more information about
the activities and projects of a particular committee or to volunteer,
contact the chair for that committee.
Descriptions for each Board position are available on the Chapter Web site along with the Chapter Bylaws.
2007–08 Board of Directors
Redbud Chapter • California Native Plant Society
Standing Committee Chairs & Positions
|Jernegan95602@wildblue.net (916) 874-5619 (W)
||email@example.com (530) 265-8197
|Field Trips Chair
|| Roger McGehee
|Fall Plant Sale Chair
|Spring Plant Sale Chair
firstname.lastname@example.org (530) 265-6784
||Nancy & Ames Gilbert
||email@example.com (530) 272-4775
Plant Science Co-Chairs
|Rare Plant Specialist
|Invasive Plant Specialist
|Land-Based Projects Committee Chair
|Publications (Books & Posters) Chair
|Wildflower Seed Sales
||H. Martin Pancoast
Newsletter (Communications) Committee
|Chapter Council Delegate
Wildflower Book Project
|Editorial Committee Chair
||firstname.lastname@example.org (530) 885-0201 (H/F)
|Marketing Committee Chair
|| Julie Becker
* pending Board approval
California Native Plant Society
P. O . Box 818
Cedar Ridge, CA 95924-0818
Calendar of Upcoming Events
||SYRCL’s Sixth Annual
Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival
||2008 Botany Symposium:
Northern California Plant Life:
Celebrating What We Have with an Eye to the Future
California State University, Chico . . www.csuchico.edu/biol/Herb/norcalbot/index.htm
||Redbud Chapter Board Meeting . . . .
Nevada Co. Library Community Room
||Redbud Chapter Field Trip—Rainwalk, Independence Trail
Redbud Chapter Meeting:
Plants of the Tahoe Basin by Michael Graf
Nevada Co. Library Community Room
||Redbud Chapter Field Trip—Where the Wildflowers Are…
Redbud Chapter Meeting:
Wildflowers of the Foothills by Julie Carville
Nevada Co. Library Community Room
Redbud Chapter Workshop:
Wildflower Identification—Name That Wildflower!
Woolman Lane, Nevada City
||Redbud Chapter Field Trip—Codfish Falls Trail
||Redbud Chapter Field Trip—Hidden Falls Regional Park
||Redbud Chapter Field Trip—Osceola Ridge/Deadman’s Flat
||Spring Native Plant Sale and Wildflower Show
Sierra College, Rocklin Campus
Sierra Nevada Lecture Series
Presented by the Sierra College Natural History Museum, the Sierra College Center for Sierra Nevada Studies
Free Lectures • Open to the Public • Thursday nights, 6–9 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM) • January 17 to May 8, 2008
Sierra College, Rocklin Campus • Room LRC 107, Learning Resources/Library Building
For detailed information: www.sierracollege.edu/Programs/divisions/SciMath/interdisciplinary/sierranevada.html