2015 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:
Brian Smithers: Comparative population structure and gene flow in bristlecone and limber pines
Courtney Collins: Understanding the impacts of shrub expansion on alpine plant mycorrhizal communities in the White Mountains, CA - Courtney is presenting her research for the January 2017 CNPS program - details here.
Erika Gardner: A Vascular Flora of the Kiavah Wilderness in the Scodie Mountains, Southern Sierra Nevada, Kern County, CA
Dylan Neubauer: Following in Mary’s Footsteps: Updating the Crooked Creek Station Vascular Plant Checklist and Creating an Herbarium Collection - See Dylan's December 2015 update here (and in the Jan-Feb 2016 Newsletter)
Local project recipients:
Big Pine Paiute Tribe: Alice Piper Native Plant Garden Project (See write up of program presented to the Bristlecone Chapter in September 2015 in this newsletter)
Eastern Sierra Land Trust: Eastside Wings – Native Plant and Pollinator Demonstration Garden at Eastern Sierra Land Trust
Lee Vining School and Community Garden: Enhancing the Lee Vining School and Community Garden to be an Eastside Pollinator Garden