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Bristlecone Chapter of the California Native Plant Society

Spring Flower - Mojave Woodyaster

Mojave Woodyaster, Black Canyon,
Photo by Larry Blakely

The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a state-wide 501(c)3 non-profit organization of lay persons and professionals who share an interest in California’s native plants. The Society, working through its local chapters, seeks to increase the understanding of California’s native flora and to preserve this rich resource for future generations. Membership is open to all.

The Bristlecone Chapter covers all of Mono and Inyo Counties and northeastern Kern County, an area that includes the east slope of the Sierra Nevada, the Northern Mojave Desert, the Inyo and White Mountains, and the Owens Valley. The southern end of the Bristlecone Chapter’s geographically large territory, in and around the Indian Wells Valley, has its own sub-chapter, Creosote Ring.


The November-December 2017 Bristlecone Chapter Newsletter is online - read online or download and print.

The deadline for submitting articles for the next issue is December 15th.

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Upcoming CNPS Events

Field Trips, Meetings, and other events of interest scheduled for the next month or so – for more events, including non-CNPS events which may be of interest to our members, see our Events Page.

CNPS Event November 5, Sunday, 9am-12pm (or so): DeDecker Garden Fall Clean-up

Come help Clean up the DeDecker Native Plant Garden at the Eastern California Museum in Independence. We will be pruning, planting, weeding and hauling away garden debris. Bring gloves, hats, water, lunch or snacks, trowels, pitchforks, pruners. For more info: Contact Katie Quinlan at 760-873-8023, or Steve Dickinson at 951-897-5286.

CNPS Event November 6, Monday, 9:30am: Bishop Community Garden Fall Work Day

Come join us at the Bishop Community Garden in the back of the City Park. We will be pruning, planting, weeding and hauling away garden debris. Bring gloves, hats, water, lunch or snacks, trowels, pitchforks, pruners. For more info: Contact Sue Weis at 760-937-2595.

CNPS Event November 15, Wednesday, 6pm: CNPS Bristlecone Chapter Board Meeting

Location: Eastern Sierra Land Trust, 250 N. Fowler, Bishop. All members are welcome.

CNPS Event November 29, Wednesday, 5:30pm: CNPS Annual Potluck and Program: Botanical Slides or Lies, Member slide show. Location: White Mountain Research Center, 3000 E. Line St., Bishop.

The annual Bristlecone Chapter potluck begins at 5:30 PM. Bring food, drink, and conversation to share (also bring plates and utensils for yourself). Members and non-members welcome.

Bristlecone Chapter elections follow the potluck at 6:45 PM; the Chapter Program begins at 7:00 PM.

The Chapter Program will be a collection of slides from any and all attendees. The theme is "Botanical Slides or Lies." Bring up to 10 photos on a drive (or email them to beforehand), highlighting your year's botanical adventures. Photos may be factual or fabricated - the audience will judge any embellishments!

Look forward to seeing you there!

CNPS Event No Bristlecone Chapter events planned for December 2017 (yet!)

For more events, including some from other organizations, see the Bristlecone Chapter Events Page

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Conservation Updates

See our Conservation pages for updates on current issues relating to native plants and their habitats, such as Inyo National Forest Plan Revisions and Invasive Species. We will start up the Conservation Alerts emails again soon, if you signed up previously or wish to sign up - check back to the Conservation page!

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Facebook Page

The Bristlecone Chapter now has a Facebook Page! If you are on Facebook, head on over and "like" us (or click "like" in the box at left) to get updates in your Facebook newsfeed. While you are there, post a message on our wall, share photos or links of interest, let us know what you think!

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