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Bristlecone Chapter

The California Native Plant Society

“Dedicated to the Preservation of the California Native Flora”

Volume 35, Number 5

September-October, 2014

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Events and Announcements

President’s Message — September 2014

I recently read an issue of Popular Science which dealt with technology and the future. One section was science fiction stories in which authors shared ideas of how we will deal with problems in the future. I like science fiction. I enjoy reading how writers think we will solve our problems in the future. What struck me was that the stories dealt with the technology of war, transportation, and food but never water shortage. But as National Geographic says, “All the water that will ever be is right now.” We can dam it, channel it, desalinate it and pipe it all over the place, but we can’t create more of it.

From tree-ring data, scientists know that the twentieth century was one of the two wettest 100- year periods in the last 1200 years. Yet western water policy and prediction is based on weather data from this 100-year period. The droughts we are experiencing now may not be an aberration but a return to the norm.

If that is the case, we need to start planning ahead. Water we waste on lawns today may be an act we regret tomorrow. I am removing lawn from my yard, and it is back-breaking work. But I will feel better when the water I put on plants go toward ones that feed me. This doesn’t mean I can’t have ornamentals in my yard, but I am replacing thirsty ones with native and xeriscape species. I also find that the native plants attract native pollinators. Jamie Pawelek (see her article in this issue) found nine species of native bees in my yard in a one-hour survey. My conversion from 1960 landscaping to natives is slow, but every year a few more feet of lawn will go, replaced by natives and food crops instead.

If you are adding to your native gardens or want plants that will attract native bees, come to the Native Plant Sale on September 13th at the White Mountain Research Center from 9 to 11 AM.

— Katie Quinlan

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Bishop Native Plant Sale, September 13, 9-11am - don't miss it!

Happy Customer at the 2012 Native Plant Sale

Another happy plant sale customer!

The 2014 Annual Bishop Native Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, September 13, from 9-11:30 am at the White Mountain Research Station.

A wonderful array of native plants is offered every year.  We’ve been busy coaxing from seed dozens of  brittlebush, various buckwheats, penstemons, Mojave aster, lupine and many more favorites!! Check out the plants growing in our Greenhouse as of August: 2014 Plant List (August). Or see our sortable database of species that have been available at our plant sales for ideas of what to expect.

Plant prices are $2.00 or 3 for $5.00 for Super Cells, $5.00 for small tree pots or cactus pots, $8.00 for gallon pots, and $10 for tall tree pots.

Proceeds from the annual native plant sales provide funding for our Mary DeDecker Botanical Grants. The grant program is a fitting way to remember Mary DeDecker’s many contributions to the people and plants of the Eastern Sierra.

See you there!

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Freilich Kayaking the upper Lower Owens River

Freilich Kayaking the upper Lower Owens River

September General Meeting / Presentation:

The River Runs Through It (and How That's Working Out)

Wednesday, September 24, 7pm, Water Department Conference Room, 135 S Jackson, Independence

Larry Freilich is the Mitigation Manager for the Inyo County Water Department. He oversees the implementation of the many Long-term Water Agreement mitigation projects, and others environmental projects throughout the Owens Valley; including revegetation projects, and the Lower Owens River Project (LORP).

Larry will be presenting background on the LORP and talk about project successes and the challenges of recreating a river ecosystem on the edge of the Great Basin desert. He will also entertain a discussion on other mitigation projects that would be of interest to CNPS members and others in attendance.

Note this program will be held in Independence at the Water Department Conference Room, 135 S Jackson (just behind Chevron/Subway)

General meetings include brief discussion of chapter business, followed by a presentation by a guest speaker. Presentations are geared to appeal to persons of a wide range of knowledge of native plants, from beginners to professional botanists. The November meeting each year is a pot luck with a members’ slide show in lieu of a speaker. In an effort to accommodate members spread throughout our large geographic area, meetings are held in a variety of locations.

Lower Owens River riparian strip in the Lone Pine area

Lower Owens River riparian strip in the Lone Pine area

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Upcoming CNPS Event Bristlecone Chapter and Other Events of Interest

There are many great events still coming up - many programs presented by other organizations may also be of special interest to our members - be sure to check our events page for the latest updates and more events, including other organizations’ events of interest.

September Events

CNPS Event September 5-7 (Friday-Sunday): CNPS Chapter Council Meeting, Hosted by the Bristlecone Chapter, with Saturday dinner and program, Pondering Marcus, Malthus, Michael and Mary, and other Musings of a Desert Botanist, with Dr. Jim André. Bernasconi Ranch.

The Bristlecone Chapter is hosting the September 2014 California Native Plant Society Chapter Council meeting. The keynote dinner is September 6 at Bernasconi Ranch on Sugarloaf Road west of Big Pine and features Dr. Jim André, director of the Granite Mountains Desert Research Center. Jim’s talk is titled "Pondering Marcus, Malthus, Michael and Mary, and other Musings of a Desert Botanist."

Abstract of Talk: The California Deserts, comprised mostly of public lands including the Eastern Sierra, represents one of the largest remaining tract of wildlands in North America. While botanists have explored this highly diverse and interesting flora for two centuries, we have only scratched the surface as the rate of new species discoveries in this region is presently accelerating. As most of the world’s ecosystems collapse under development pressure, the global ecological importance of our California Deserts skyrockets. Meanwhile, looming large-scale impacts now threaten our desert ecosystems, challenging agencies and regulatory processes like never before, and stirring debate among environmentalists and conservation biologists about their very missions and founding principles. In this presentation I discuss my botanical exploration of eastern California, and offer a perspective about the debate between conservation and the sacrifice of the land I love.

Jim André is Director of the University of California’s Granite Mountains Desert Research Center located in eastern San Bernardino County, a position he has held since 1994. He has maintained life-long roots in Inyo County, where he served as rare plant botanist on the Inyo National Forest from 1983-1989, and thanks to his father he first visited the Palisade Glacier in Big Pine Canyon at age 1 and has not missed a year since (though it took a December 31 1998 evening snowshoe slog to keep that streak alive).

A recognized expert on the flora of the California Deserts, his current research focuses on plant taxonomy and floristics, population demographics of long-lived shrubs, and conservation biology of rare plants. He is author of a Flora of Mojave National Preserve and the forthcoming book on the Flora of San Bernardino County Desert Region to be completed in 2015. He has published numerous smaller floras, including an annotated list of plants for the Owens Valley. Jim has been an active member of CNPS since his teens, and now serves as the Senior Advisor to the CNPS Rare Plant Program (RPP) and Chair of the RPP Committee.

This should be an excellent program. Contact Julie Anne Hopkins or 831-566-6012 if you are interested in attending - the deadline for reserving dinner is past, but there may still be room to attend the program without dinner. Visit the Chapter Council Website to learn more about the Chapter Council Meeting. The public is welcome.

CNPS Event September 13, Saturday, 9-11am, CNPS Native Plant Sale - Bishop, White Mountain Research Station
CNPS Event September 17, 7pm: Bristlecone Chapter Board Meeting

Our board meeting will be at the Forest Service/BLM Interagency Offices conference room at 351 PACU Lane (behind the DMV) on Sept. 17th at 7pm. All members welcome.

September 18, Thursday, 6-8pm: Public Scoping Workshop, Forest Plan Revision, Inyo National Forest
CNPS Event September 24, Wednesday, 7pm: CNPS Program: The River Runs Through It (and How That's Working Out), at the Water Department Conference Room, 135 S Jackson, Independence

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October Events

CNPS Event October 4, Saturday, CNPS Field Trip: Mollie Gibson area (White Mountains), Leader: Michèle Slaton

We will walk along an old dirt road to "Prospect X," an abandoned silver mine on the east side of Westgard Pass. The walk begins in the desert wash of Payson Canyon, rises into the black sagebrush-big sagebrush of the Campito formation, then transects Deep Springs limestone and drops into the winding narrows of Reed dolomite below Prospect X. The prize is a population of rare Nevada ninebark (Physocarpus) on the canyon walls, high above views of Deep Springs Valley. We will pass giant canyon-clinging mats of mat rock spirea (Petrophyton), and see little-leaf mountain mahogany, Nevada greasewood, wild crab apple (Peraphyllum), rose heath (Chaetopappa), cactus, and plenty of perennials.

The hike ranges between elevations of 6600 to 7200’. The walk will be 5 miles round trip, with the last ¼ mi. in a steep, but walkable canyon. Bring good footwear, layered clothing, water, lunch, and other items for an all-day outing. We will meet at the corner of Highways 395 and 168 at 8:30 am, and carpool as much as possible on pavement about 16 miles east, over Westgard Pass to the trailhead.

CNPS Event October 18, Saturday, 9:30am: Bitterbrush Planting/Indian Fire Rehab. Leaders: Martin Oliver (BLM), Julie Anne Hopkins

Check the Events page for more (including non-CNPS events of interest)

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Featured Articles

Native Bees Need Native Plants

Long-horned Squash Bee, Peponapis pruinosa - Photo by Rollin Coville

Long-horned Squash Bee, Peponapis pruinosa
Photo by Rollin Coville

On your next wildflower hike, take notice of the unusual, diverse winged insects pollinating the colorful blooms. Are they all honey bees, or are they one of 1,600 native bee species that call California home? While honey bees tend to dominate the bee landscape, they are not native to North America, but were brought here by early European settlers. California’s native bees have evolved over thousands of years with the diverse flora over our heterogeneous landscape. The various shapes, sizes, and colors of blooms have adapted to fit with their most preferred pollinator, native bees. Bees are built for pollination and have specialized hairs on their bodies in which to carry pollen back to their nests and feed to their developing young. They also time their emergence to sync with the bloom of their preferred plants. This means that as the first spring blooms open, with them comes a group of native bees built specifically to pollinate them, including bumble bees, spring long-horned bees, digger bees, and mining bees. As the season progresses a new group of bees emerge to collect nectar and pollen.

Morrison's Bumblebee, Bombus morrisonii Photo by Rollin Coville

Morrison's Bumblebee, Bombus morrisonii
Photo by Rollin Coville

Many native plants rely on their bee pollinators so they can set fruit and go to seed, which then provides food to a myriad of animals and birds. Bees can be placed in two different groups, either generalists or specialists. Specialist bees have evolved to collect pollen from either one family of plants, i.e. Asteraceae or Malvaceae, or even one genus or species of plants. Their offspring will only survive if they consume the pollen from these specific plants. One famous specialist is the squash bee (Peponapis pruinosa), which requires plants in the Cucurbitaceae in order to survive. Squash bees are common garden visitors as many gardeners and farmers have planted squash, zucchini, and pumpkins all across the U.S. Some flowers may not be able to set seed if their specialist bee is missing and often the reproductive success of both the bees and flowers are tied to each other. Most bees, however, are generalists and can take pollen and nectar from most flowers.

Through our research in the Urban Bee Lab traveling all over California, we have found that native bees have a strong preference for native plants. Most home gardeners, however, plant non-native exotic ornamentals, especially as that is what is found at most plant nurseries. To encourage native bees into your garden, plant a diverse palette of flowering plants, which bloom from early spring into late fall. Plant natives including Ceanothus, Arctostaphylos, and Salvia species, and plant large patches of smaller plants like Penstemon, Achillea, and Lupinus species. For more information on gardening to attract bees, visit

— Jaime Pawelek, UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab

Jaime Pawelek visited Bishop this past summer sampled bees in all gardens of the Community Garden.  The native garden, pollinator garden, and annual (sunflower) garden were the most attractive for bees. She is looking forward to coming a little earlier next year in order to catch more of the early blooming flowers.  We hope to have Jaime Pawelek as a guest speaker at our general meeting when she comes back in the spring, if road conditions allow.

See a recent publication of the Urban Bee Lab:

Interested in creating your own pollinator garden? Check out Eastern Sierra Land Trust's Pollinator Garden Project - their list of recommended plants includes MANY that will be available in our annual Bishop Native Plant Sale!

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Have I got a Workshop for You!

Occasionally, and in this very same newsletter, there are notices for botanical workshops and conferences held all over the state or elsewhere in the west, such as the annual Eriogonum convention, the biennial California Botanists Conference and others. Included among these are workshops hosted by the UC Berkeley Jepson Herbarium. These were the brainchild of the editors of the first complete Jepson Manual published in 1993 as a companion to the new treatments and keys. What better way to introduce the users to the new manual than by spending time with the authors of these treatments? These informal workshops were designed to educate botanists and plant enthusiasts on families and genera that might be challenging or interesting or just plain beautiful. Taxonomy was the primary focus but regional flora or field workshops were also introduced, like those taught by Jim Morefield in our White Mountains or Dana York at the Eureka Dunes.

I began my workshop attendance back in 1995, because our local Tahoe Chapter of CNPS had very little to offer the plant enthusiast beyond the occasional field trip. I wanted tools and knowledge and I wanted them now! So I traipsed off to Berkeley and sat in a lab looking through a microscope for an entire weekend. I was in heaven! Actually, I was in way over my head, rather intimidated by the level of advanced botanical expertise exhibited during a weekend immersed in Asteraceae, the Sunflower Family. But I was hooked! There's nothing like getting to know a key and all its subtleties than by learning from the person who wrote it. I found the field workshops to be even more fun, such as those held at the Sage Hen Field Station near Truckee or the Yuba Pass Field Station further north. Bishop even hosted some of these early workshops in Rosaceae and Astragalus. Socializing with other participants in a beautiful location was an important aspect of these events. I have met many other botanists, amateur and professional, and now count many of them close friends. I have partaken of a lot of great food as well, as field workshops are almost always well catered!

I have attended over 30 workshops in the intervening 19 years. They were not inexpensive but always well worth it. I started out with a focus on taxonomy. Travis Columbus from Rancho Santa Ana taught an outstanding Poaceae (Grass) workshop. Following this workshop I immediately went out and bought a microscope of my own. I started keying grasses like mad, even driving an hour away down out of the snow to collect non-native grasses in the Sierra foothills.

Since then, my interest in taxonomy has given way to workshops focused on unique regions of California as my passion in photo documenting plant taxa has grown. For example, just this year I began with a workshop to Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands off Santa Barbara in April. We boated to both locations and stayed 3 nights at a UC field station on Santa Cruz Island. We bounced around the back of a truck over 4 days, getting to locations not easily accessible by the general public, lead by Steve Junak of the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden.

I scooted back to Berkeley for a Cryptanthinae workshop anchored by Michael Simpson of UCSD the following weekend. We got a great overview of the genera Cryptantha, Plagiobothrys. Pectocarya and Amsinckia—known to many as Popcorn flowers and Fiddleheads. Although this was entirely lab work it was very satisfying.

June brought me back down south with a field workshop to the Tejon Ranch. Centered just east of the I-5 corridor at Tejon Pass, this is the largest contiguous private landholding in California and has only recently been open to botanical research and limited public access. We spent 3 days exploring this section of the Tehachapi Mountains with Neal Kramer who has been doing surveys on the Ranch for 3 years. Newly described Eriogonum callistum (Tehachapi Buckwheat) was seen, as were many taxa that were completely new to me. A real high point was a close encounter—100 meters—with a group of California Condors!

In July I was off to Mt. Eddy, a 9,000 ft. mountain just west of and overshadowed by Mt. Shasta. What sets Mt. Eddy apart is that it is part of the largest serpentine outcrop in North America. As with our carbonate rocks here in the eastern Sierra, serpentine rock with its unusual chemistry leads to a remarkable abundance of endemic plants, including, as you might expect, more rare Buckwheats, Mt. Eddy sky Pilot (Polemonium eddyense), and much else. Dana York and Julie Kiersted-Nelson treated us to a pack train supported camping trip, great weather, excellent food, pleasant companions and great leadership.

While these workshops may not be for everyone, I can highly recommend them, although many fill up quickly and you may be wait-listed. Check out for further information. The workshops are winding down for this year, but in the late fall keep an eye out for next year's roster of workshops.

Happy botanizing

— Steve Matson

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News, Updates, & Reports

News from the Greenhouse - August 2014

This summer’s weather has been a real challenge to the growing season. With the hot, humid thunderstorms, it has been a real dance with the timing of water. The plants started to look overwatered, so I backed the timer down to three minutes a day, but that was too little. Five minutes seemed too much – but then we would have a dry week and 5 minutes was good. This year will be known as the dance of the water.

I have found with the natives that when they don’t get enough water they look terrible, like they are dead, but within a week of getting water again they spring back with new growth and recover rather rapidly.

Despite the challenging weather, the plants for the sale look really good. I have 2,706 plants of 65 different species. Growing the natives is like running a science experiment. What it takes to get one species to grow is different from what another one needs for growth. It is nice to grow the plants I know, but it is also fun to try new plants. This year my new plants are Quercus kelliogi (Black Oak), Amelanchier utahensis (Utah Serviceberry), Ceanothus velutinus (Tobacco Bush), and Ericameria albida (White Rabbitbrush).

The Bishop Native Plant sale is scheduled for Saturday, September 13th at the White Mountain Research Center from 9:00-11:00am. Go to our plant sale page for updates, and updated lists of what plants Katie has growing for the sale. Check out the plants growing in our Greenhouse: 2014 Plant List (August Update), or look at our sortable table of sale plants.

— Katie Quinlan

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Field Trip Reports:

O’Harrell Canyon – Glass Mountain Trip Report, June 28

Glass Mountains Field Trip Participants, photo by Julie Anne Hopkins

Glass Mountains Field Trip Participants, photo by Julie Anne Hopkins

Sherryl Taylor and Julie Anne Hopkins were joined by 12 other curious plant lovers on a hike up O’Harrell Creek to see what there was to see. In fact, some folks drove long distances - the East Bay Area, L.A. and Ridgecrest- to attend! The Glass Mountains are located on the eastern edge of the Long Valley Caldera, so we had amazing views of the Sierra Nevada to the west. [See map]

It was a beautiful hike up the Jeffrey Pine/Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius) fragranced canyon, along side O’Harrell Creek. Many riparian plant species were in flower, such as, Sierra Tiger Lily (Lilium parvum), Primula-like Monkeyflower (Mimulus primuloides var. primuloides), Columbine (Aquilegia formosa), Goldenrod (Solidago multiradiata), and deep purple Monkshood (Aconitum columbianum var.columbianum), to name a few. We were very fortunate to have several botanical experts along to help identify some of the less familiar species (or provide the current names...), and we added a few species to Michael Horner’s existing plant list.

Watch for this hike to be advertised again in 2015— even though the trail is a little underdeveloped, it is worth the trip.

— Julie Anne Hopkins

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Parnassia parviflora (small-flowered grass of parnassus)  Photo by Jane from Durham, NC

Parnassia parviflora (small-flowered grass of parnassus)
Photo by Jane from Durham, NC

Aspendell to North Lake Field Trip, July 19

Michael Honer led a delightful botany hike on July 19th beginning at Aspendell and ending at North Lake. The group botanized along the old stock trail which began at the edge of a seep meadow and climbed up dry slopes of sagebrush shrublands to the lake.

Some plants seen on the dry slope were Caulanthus pilosus (chocolate drops), Heuchera rubescens (alumroot), Ericameria viscidiflorus (curly leave rabbit brush) and blooming Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris (beavertail cactus).   Three Eriogonums stood out: E. microthecum var. ambiguum (yellow flowered wild buckwheat), E. nudum var. deductum (naked buckwheat) and E. umbellatum var. nevadense (sulfur flower).

We had lunch at North Lake in the cool aspens by the outlet creek.  By the time we had decended, dark grey clouds were forming as we explored the seep meadow.  What lush and beautiful blooms greeted us!  A few plants we saw were Carex aurea (golden sedge), Epipactus gigantea (stream orchid), Lilium Kelleyanum (Kelley's lily), Parnassia parviflora (small-flowered grass of parnassus) and Spiranthes romanzoffiana (lady's tresses).  Also we found both Platanthera tescamnis (hyperborea) (white flowered bog orchid) and Platanthera dilatata var. leucostachys (pale yellow flowered bog orchid).  Great Day in the mountains!

— Kathy Duvall

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Book Review:
Fish Springs and Black Rock: Forgotten Towns of Owens Valley, by Janice Emily Bowers

Janice Bowers, a member and former board member of the Bristlcone Chapter and the author of “Birch Creek Journal” for our newsletter, has written a book on the abandoned towns of Fish Springs and Black Rock. Today Fish Springs, south of Bishop, isn't even a ghost town. Black Rock, now Aberdeen, is a mobile home park. But in the 1870s, they had a thriving population. Fish Springs and Black Rock: Forgotten Town of Owens Valley focuses on a little-known boom town in the late 19th century halfway between Bishop and Independence. This is a serious historical study of the small boom town between 1864-1922, and Bowers makes an important contribution to the history of the Owens Valley.

Bowers writes in her introduction, “My book is not yet another history of how Los Angeles took (or stole) the water of Owens Valley. It is both broader and narrower than that—narrower in that it focuses on one neighborhood of many that were destroyed so Los Angeles could thrive, and broader in that the story of this one neighborhood tells in miniature the history of Owens Valley and indeed of Inyo County.”

Extensive appendices and notes, including detailed township maps and a bibliography, complete the book. If you have Sierra Nevada/Owens Valley books on ecology, natural history, water, or geology, this book needs to be included. The book (signed) is available at Spellbinder Bookstore in Bishop and the Eastern California Museum in Independence.

— Thomas Brill

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Inyo National Forest Plan

Inyo, Sierra and Sequoia National Forest Plans - NOI POSTED
Don’t miss the opportunity to provide comments and concerns

The Notice of Intent (NOI) for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the three forest plan revisions- Sierra, Sequoia, and Inyo - will be posted in the Federal Register on Friday (8/29). The comment period will be 30 days beginning 8/28/14. The NOI will inform the public of the Forest Service’s intent to prepare and develop an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will revise the forest plans. Our comments will be included and addressed in the NEPA process. The final resulting documents will be three individual Records of Decision for each respective forest’s management plan. Since management plans are typically in place for 15-20 years it is a very important step in the NEPA process – to voice our concerns.

The Inyo National Forest will hold a public scoping workshop on Thursday, September 18, 6-8pm at the Tri-County Fairgrounds, Sierra Street & Fair Drive, Bishop, CA.

For more information and to review the planning documents go to:

OR, see the individual documents linked below:

This process may seem long and slow but it is important for the Eastern Sierra and for those who love its plants.

— Julie Anne Hopkins

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BLM Botanist, Martin Oliver, instructing volunteers on 2013 Planting Day

BLM Botanist, Martin Oliver, instructing volunteers on 2013 Planting Day

BLM-CNPS Indian Fire Bitterbrush Planting Day - October 18

On Saturday October 18, 2014, the Bristlecone Chapter of the California Native Plant Society will team up with BLM Botanist Martin Oliver and the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership for a Bitterbrush planting in the footprint of the Indian Fire - south of Mono Lake in beautiful Mono County, California. Martin has several hundred young bitterbrush, and a few grasses – many of which our Plant Sale/Greenhouse Coordinator and President, Katie Quinlan, grew from seed – ready to be placed and planted. Join in on this opportunity to help with this post-fire restoration project.

Meet: at Mono Mills off Hwy 120 at 9:30am
Contact: Julie Anne Hopkins, Conservation Chair (831) 566-6012

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From the Editors

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The California Native Plant Society is an organization of lay persons and professionals united by an interest in the plants of California. It is open to all. 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. Varied interests are represented.


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Bristlecone Chapter Directory

President: Katie Quinlan (760) 873-8023
Vice President: Michèle Slaton (760) 258-1464
Secretary: Rosemary Jarrett (760) 387-2782
Treasurer: Paul Satterthwaite (773) 208-7858
Past President: Yvonne Wood (760) 258-7949
Partnerships/Chapter Council Delegate: OPEN
- interested? Contact any board member!
Membership: Thomas Brill/Edie Trimmer (760) 920-3702
Newsletter Editors: Edie Trimmer/Thomas Brill (760) 920-3702
Conservation: Julie Anne Hopkins (831) 566-6012
Adopt-A-Highway: Scott Hetzler (760) 873-8392
Programs: Michèle Slaton (760) 258-1464
Field Trips: Sue Weis (760) 873-3485
DeDecker Native Plant Garden: Richard Potashin (760) 263-5022
DeDecker Grant Program: Michèle Slaton (760) 258-1464
Publicity: Kristen Luetkemeier (703) 862-4395
Historian: Kathy Duvall (760) 387-2122
Librarian: EvelynMae Nikolaus - (760) 878-2149
Rare Plant Committee Chair: OPEN - interested? Contact any board member!
Bishop Plant Sales: Katie Quinlan (760) 873-8023
Mammoth Plant Sales: Sherry Taylor (760) 934-2338
Book Sales: Sue Weis (760) 873-3485
Posters: Stephen Ingram (760) 937-9918
Creosote Ring Sub-Chapter Coordinator: Kathy LaShure (760) 377-4541
Webmaster: Maggie Wolfe Riley (760) 258-9694

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