THE REDBUD CHAPTER OF NEVADA AND PLACER COUNTIES
Placer and Nevada Counties are located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. Although these two counties represent only 1.5% of the land mass of California, 35% of its vascular plants are found here. Our native plants grace the landscape in habitats from the Sacramento valley grasslands, through the foothills, and into the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. This land area represents a large variation in elevation, rainfall, and temperature. The snowmelt from the rugged peaks feeds into the Yuba, Bear, American and Rubicon Rivers with water to support the more populous areas of the state.
Upcoming Chapter Presentations and Events
CNPS REDBUD is pleased to announce our Passionate about (Native) Plants Lecture Series for 2015!
Lectures are held in Nevada City (NC) at the Madeline Helling Library and at the Auburn Placer County Library (Aub) on Nevada St. at 7 p.m. Lectures are free and open to the public. Please share this announcement with friends, neighbors, colleagues and CNPS friends.
Passionate about (Native) Plants Lecture Series
June 24 – NC, A Special Relationship - Horney Toads and Serpentine Habitats (Lester Milroy, Conservation Biologist)
Aug. 26 – Aub, A Visit to the California Prairie (Glen Holstein, UC Davis)
Oct. 28 – NC, Landscaping for the Birds (Nancy Gilbert CNPS)
For questions and additional information contact Leslie Warren, Programs Chair, CNPS Redbud Chapter at email@example.com or 530-878-0738.
The Book is Here!
Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer Counties, California
Redbud Chapter, California Native Plant Society
Describes and illustrates with color photos over 200 species of trees, shrubs and woody vines growing in Nevada and Placer Counties—a small but widely-diverse segment of California rising in elevation from valley grasslands and foothill woodlands up through mountain meadows and conifer forests to the east side of the Sierra Nevada. Useful to backyard observers and casual hikers, as well as serious students and knowledgeable native plant enthusiasts. A versatile and accessible guide with clear botanical descriptions, anecdotes for the curious, reference to insects and wildlife, and a list of places to see trees and shrubs of all varieties.
2014 Redbud Chapter and CNPS Press
529 pp. 6” x 9”; bibliography & references, glossary, index
ISBN 9780943460529 Softcover $34.95
Where to Get It
California Welcome Center – 1103 High Street
Eisley Nursery – 380 Nevada Street
PARC (Protect American River Canyons) – www.parc-auburn.org
Wild Bird Station – 1153 Grass Valley Highway (in Victorian Village)
Winston Smith Books – 933 Lincoln Way
Bassetts (north of Sierra City)
Bassetts Station - 100 Gold Lake Road
San Francisco State, Sierra Nevada Field Campus
(Highway 49, about one mile north of Bassett’s Station)
Effie Yeaw Nature Center – 2850 San Lorenzo Way
American River Nature Center – 348 Highway 49
Grange Farmers Market – 9765 Marysville Road
Book Seller – 107 Mill Street
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply – 125 Clydesdale Court
Sierra Timberline – 324 Idaho Maryland Road
Weiss Bros. Nursery – 615 Maltman Drive
Lakes Basin Recreation Area – Sierra Buttes (see Bassetts)
Flower Farm Nursery – 9280 Horseshoe Bar Road
Earth Store – 310 Broad Street
Haalo (Health Alternatives for All Locals) – 412 Commercial Street
Harmony Books – 231 Broad Street
J. J. Jackson – 244 Commercial Street
Prospectors Nursery – 10003 Granholm Lane
South Yuba River State Park – Bridgeport Visitors Center
Front Yard Nursery – 5801 Mother Lode Drive
Placerville News Company – 409 Main Street
California Native Plant Society - 2707 K Street, Suite 1
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden – 1212 Mission Canyon Road
Tahoe Tree Company – 401 W. Lake Boulevard
Bespoke – 10131 Donner Pass Road
Bookshelf – 11429 Donner Pass Road
Donner Memorial State Park (Emigrant Trail Museum) – 12593 Donner Pass Road
Truckee Ranger Station – 9646 Donner Pass Road
Villager Nursery – 10678 Donner Pass Road
Members should contact:
Roger McGehee - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chet Blackburn - email@example.com
Julie Becker - firstname.lastname@example.org
or attend a field trip event
to get the member's discount of 15%.
Store owners or managers wishing to purchase books wholesale
should contact: Julie Becker - email@example.com"
Scotch Broom Challenge Spring 2015. March 7th
at Hell's Half Acre
Sue Chalpin (center)coordinated/organized the project with the Fire Safe Council
Margo and Ames working on a stubborn plant
Corner Area being pulled by Joe Riley, Scott and Karen Callahan
Corner area after being cleared of broom (we left ceanothus, manzanitas, other natives)
Photos by Nancy Gilbert
State CNPS 2014 Workshops are listed on the Field Trips page.
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