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January 15-17, 2015  -  San Jose, CA


The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society serves Sacramento, Yolo, Colusa, Sutter, and Yuba Counties, and parts of Placer and San Joaquin Counties.

Our Mission

The mission of CNPS is to increase understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants and to conserve them and their natural habitats, through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship.

Chapter Meetings

Our chapter meetings are free and the public is invited to attend.  Meetings are start at 7pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (January - June and September - November) at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd, 95816.   GOOGLE MAP

A wide selection of books and Sacramento Valley Chapter t‑shirts are available for purchase at meetings.
Refreshments are always provided! 

Chapter Meeting for Nov. 12th, 7:00:

Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project presented by Kimberly C Ingram

     Since 2005, University of California scientists have been studying the effects of fuels reduction projects conducted by the US Forest Service on  National Forests as part of the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project (SNAMP). Researchers are trying to better understand how these treatments affect fire behavior, wildlife (California Spotted Owl and Pacific Fisher), water quality and quantity, and overall forest health in two Sierra Nevada locations. As the project heads into its final phase, preliminary results are becoming available to guide future fuels management projects throughout the Sierra. Kim Ingram, Program Representative for SNAMP on the Tahoe National Forest, will share some of these preliminary findings and lessons learned, as well as the projects experience with the 2013 American Fire.

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