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Redbud sponsors lectures, presentations, meet-ups, and other events from time to time throughout the year. All are welcome -- Redbud and other CNPS members as well as the general public. We are "Passionate About (Native) Plants"  and hope that you will be, too!

(Also, enjoy our Field Trips and see our Past Events.)

The Redbud Chapter
"Passionate about (Native) Plants”
Lecture Series

Flora and Fauna on the Move
Why Wildlife Corridors Matter
Guest Speakers: Andy Amacher and Sara Holm
Wednesday, October 24
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Auburn Library
350 Nevada St., Auburn, CA
Consider how wildlife survive in today’s forests. Wildlife that lose habitat to human uses may lose their homes or pathways to daily or seasonal access to food, safe shelter, or other needs.
Just as we need to maintain connections among ecosystems in order to enable wildlife to survive, avoiding fragmentation of plant communities is essential sustain viable plant populations, to provide food and habitat for wildlife, and to facilitate the much slower and more complex migration of flora in response to climate change.
Andy Amacher, a Senior Environmental Scientist Specialist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), will explain how they identified large remaining blocks of intact habitat or natural landscape throughout the state and then modeled linkages between them that need to be maintained as wildlife corridors. They then looked at the wildlife corridor needs of some wildlife species in the Sierra Nevada Foothills.
Sara Holm, a Wildlife Biologist for CDFW, will share work done in the Tahoe National Forest, building wildlife underpasses and fencing to help deer and other wildlife get safely across Highway 89. Across the state, similar projects will ensure that maintaining habitat linkages for wildlife is a priority on highway projects.
Andy Amacher studied forestry and wildlife ecology at U.C. Berkeley and North Carolina State University. At CDFW, he has been involved in research and planning, and been liaison to Caltrans for Advance Mitigation.
Sara Holm has been a Wildlife Biologist for CDFW in Placer and Nevada Counties for 19 years. She has a BS in Wildlife Management from Humboldt State University.

Redbud Membership Celebration!
and General Membership Meeting
With Special Guest Kat Anderson,
author of Tending the Wild
Saturday, October 27
2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The Horseman’s Club
10600 Bubbling Wells Road  
Grass Valley, CA
Join us to celebrate the many ways in which Redbud members make a difference in our community and to one another. Meet and get to know fellow Redbud hikers, gardeners, naturalists, volunteers, authors, advocates, and wildflower enthusiasts. Connect with old friends and make new ones!
  Western Redbud (Cercis occidentalis) in Fall Colors
We'll have a conversation with special guest Kat Anderson, author of Tending the Wild, as well as food, displays, and activities for all ages. Bring the family!
  • Shop for native plants remaining from our Oct. 13th sale.
  • Hear about Redbud conservation work to restore the endangered Stebbins' Morning Glory and protect local vernal pools.
  • Meet our Propogation and Field Trip Chairs to learn about growning native plants and vote for your favorite hikes to take in 2019.
  • Find out about proposed developments and how to help promote responsible growth while preserving native plants
  • Join the Grass Valley Charter School and restoration rangers and Placer Nature Center Co-Founder Linda Conklin in creative and fun activities.
And much more!
This is a members-only event, but we welcome our valued friends to join at the door. Please RSVP here.

At this members' meeting, you’ll have an opportunity to help set Redbud priorities and recommend programs for the coming year. We’ll also have nominations and vote on officers for 2019-2020.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Questions? Email Diane, Membership Chair, at volunteer4redbud@gmail.com.

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