2013 DeDecker Botanical Grant Awards
The Bristlecone Chapter of the California Native Plant Society has recently awarded these grants for botanical projects. The Mary DeDecker Botanical Grant Program annually awards funding for projects that increase the understanding and appreciation of our region’s unique native flora.
These grants are supported by the annual native plant sale. Persons funded are required to report on their research findings or how they used the grant money.
Graduate Student project recipients:
Erika Gardner, Claremont Graduate University, “A vascular flora of the Kiavah Wilderness in the Scodie Mountains, southern Sierra Nevada, Kern County, California”
Elaine Chow, University of California, Davis, “Does invasive barbwire Russian thistle threaten the endangered Eureka Valley evening-primrose?”
Lara Kobelt, Northern Arizona University, “Populations of Abies concolor in three mountain ranges of the Mojave Desert”
Joy England, Claremont Graduate University, “Vascular flora of the Upper Rock Creek watershed, eastern Sierra Nevada, California” (Progress report from 2012 here - you can also see Joy's slideshow from her report on her 2012 field work in a presentation to the chapter, if you are willing to wait for it - it is a 21 MB pdf file, so it may take some time to load for viewing or to download: A flora revisited: survey of vascular species in the upper Rock Creek watershed (pdf 20.76 MB). If you missed her talk, it might be worth the wait to download the file - there are so many gorgeous photos!)