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2014 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:

Ellen Esch - Decomposition and soil responses to warming and sagebrush encroachment in an arid alpine environment

Meagan Oldfather - Using experimental demography to project plant range stability in a warmer, drier future in the White Mountains, California

Local project recipients:

Firstbloom Youth Program, Bishop Paiute Tribe - Creating Native Plant Interpretative Signs for the Bishop Paiute Cultural Center