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Bristlecone Chapter of the California Native Plant Society

Spring Flower - Mojave Woodyaster

Mojave Woodyaster, Black Canyon,
Photo by Larry Blakely


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The September-October 2023 Bristlecone Chapter Newsletter is online - read online or download and print.

The deadline for submitting articles for the next issue is October 15th, 2023.

Looking for somewhere to lead a field trip? Check out new plant lists added under Plants/Plant Checklists!

Upcoming CNPS Events and Other Events of Interest

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 September 20 Changed to October 4, Wednesday, 6pm: Bristlecone Chapter Board Meeting (online)

All members are welcome to join. Contact our Secretary, Kathleen Nelson, at for the Zoom link.

CNPS Event September 23, Saturday, 9 am: CNPS Bristlecone Chapter Plot, Bishop Community Demonstration Garden in Bishop City Park, 688 N. Main St.

Join Sue Weis on the third Saturday of each month, starting at 9:00 am, to work in our plot of native plants. Workdays will be canceled if raining. If you plan to help out, do contact Sue beforehand.

CNPS EventUPDATE - EVENT CANCELED - will be rescheduled - check back to see when. Wednesday, September 27, 7 pm: General Meeting with Program by DeDecker grant recipient Kimberly Schaefer: A Vascular Flora of the Sacatar Trail Wilderness, Bristlecone Chapter Event - HYBRID in-person at White Mountain Research Center, 3000 E. Line St., Bishop

Kimberly Schaefer, California Botanic Garden Master's student and DeDecker Grant Recipient, received a DeDecker Grant in 2022 to study the flora in the Sacatar Trail Wilderness in the Southeast Sierra Nevada Mountains. She refers to this area as a “botany blackhole” because of the dearth of floristic data and the fact that most of the plant collections from the region were sampled in the 1960s. She is excited to share her findings comparing preliminary data collected in 2022 and 2023, especially because of the large difference in precipitation between the two years.

hopes that her current and future research will shed light on the effects of climate change on plant distribution and help to inform habitat conservation efforts.

CNPS Event October 15: November-December Bristlecone Chapter Newsletter Deadline

Today is the deadline for submissions for the November-December Bristlecone Chapter Newsletter to our Newsletter Editor, Elaine Chow, at Contact Elaine with any questions.

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

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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.

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