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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.
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
Wild Bird Station – 1153 Grass Valley Highway (in Victorian Village)
Winston Smith Books – 933 Lincoln Way
Book Seller – 107 Mill Street
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply – 125 Clydesdale Court
Weiss Bros. Nursery – 615 Maltman Drive
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
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"
Upcoming Chapter Presentations and Events
Enjoy the holidays - Winter and Spring programs will appear here soon.
State CNPS 2014 Workshops are listed on the Field Trips page.
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We normally hold two Native Plant Sales a year. The
spring sale is held at Sierra College in Rocklin, and
the September sale is in Grass Valley.
- Our Field Trips are held mostly in the spring--see newsletter for more information.
- Chapter meetings are held six times a year, generally in February,
March, May, July, October and November.
Meetings alternate between Nevada and
Placer counties. See the current newsletter for meeting information.
Our usual meeting places are:
- Nevada County Library
980 Helling Way, Nevada City
At the intersection of Hwy 49 and Hwy 20 in Nevada City,
turn west toward Downieville on Hwy 49.
Drive approximately 1 mile, turning right at
the Nevada County Government Office Buildings complex.
Bear to the right to reach the library.
- Auburn Civic Center
1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA
From Highway 49 in Auburn, just after 49 passes under I-80, there is a T intersection. Continue straight ahead at the intersection to the Civic Center. The building looks like an old school (which it is). Go to the large parking lot behind the building and look for the Rose Room sign.