CNPS Chapter-Based Rare Vegetation
Sampling/Mapping Workshop

Saddle Creek North, Orange County  
June 8-9, 2013

The CNPS Vegetation Program is conducting a field-based sampling/mapping workshop in Orange County at the Saddle Creek North property, which is managed by the Conservation Fund. This property is located near the intersection of Santiago Canyon Road and Live Oak Canyon Road (near “Cook’s Corner”).

Looking to learn about botany? Join Bob Allen as he teaches a series of Botany classes at the Fullerton Arboretum. Biologist Bob Allen has taught at Irvine Valley College, Santa Ana College, California State University, Fullerton, and Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens. Bob is also an accomplished photographer and published author.

Full 3 part series: $60 college students w/ current id / $70 Fullerton Arboretum member / $85 non-member

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  • 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $20 college student w/current id / $25 Fullerton Arboretum member / $30 non-member
  • A class for plant lovers of all levels. Includes an overview of plant parts, functions, pollination, and ecology. We’ll examine fresh plant material to study parts. Photographs and illustrations will be used to present other topics. The class ends with a short walk in the garden to observe living plants.

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  • 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $20 college student w/current id / $25 Fullerton Arboretum member / $30 non-member
  • Study the characteristics Botanists use to classify, identify, and recognize major groups and families of plants. We’ll examine fresh plant material, preserved specimens, photographs, and published references to learn plant parts and functions. This class is a suggested prerequisite for the Plant Families Identification class.

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  • 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $20 college students w/current id / $25 Fullerton Arboretum member / $30 non-member
  • An amazing number of different plant families grow in southern California. In this class, Bob Allen will introduce you to some of those different plant families and help you to begin to develop the necessary skills to be able recognize their key characteristics. By using actual examples of various plants, participants will increase their understanding of the process of plant taxonomy. Some knowledge of botany or completion of Botany Kick- Start class is required.

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Field-Based Rare Vegetation Sampling / Mapping Workshop
Irvine Ranch Conservancy, Southeastern Orange County
Saturday, April 30, 2011; 8:30 am to 5 pm

The CNPS Vegetation Program is conducting a field-based rare vegetation sampling/mapping workshop on Saturday, April 30, 2011 in southeastern Orange County.  The workshop is being held to train CNPS chapter members in mapping rare vegetation types in the field using aerial photography.  This workshop will focus on techniques to identify and survey rare natural communities using our combined CNPS/DFG protocols. 

The workshop will be held from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (gather at 8:15 am) on lands managed by the Irvine Ranch Conservancy.  The overall goals of the workshop are to learn about the diversity of alluvial scrub vegetation, to highlight areas containing rare plant communities, and discuss opportunities for future surveys/mapping in priority areas.  The cost of the workshop is a suggested donation of $25 for CNPS members. The fee for non-members is $70, which includes one-year $45 CNPS membership.

For a PDF with details on the workshop click here.  

If you are able to attend, please RSVP no later than noon on Monday, April 25, 2011 so that we can ensure sufficient workshop materials.

Contact: 
Danielle Roach (, 916.889.4634)
Deborah Stout (, 916.801.4539)

2018 CNPS Conservation Conference Travel Grant

The Orange County CNPS chapter is offering up to four $250 travel grants to attend the 2018 State CNPS Conference, Feb. 1-3 2018 in Los Angeles.  Graduate and highly qualified undergraduate students training in the study of southern California native plants are eligible. For more information click here.

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