CNPS-SCV Wildflower Show April 28, 2018

The California Native Plant Society Santa Clara Valley (SCV) Chapter is hosting its 44th Annual Wildflower Show on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at West Valley College. Th is free event will feature hundreds of species of wildflowers and native plants, lectures, tours, demonstrations, and children’s activites. WRA’s Elan Alford, CNPS-SVC San Mateo Rare Plants Chair, will present Digging … Continue Reading »

Nesting Observed on Yosemite Slough Bird Island

by Giselle Goulette Working with the California State Parks Foundation, WRA designed a nesting bird island that was incorporated in the restoration of Yosemite Slough, a major wetlands restoration and park development project in southeastern San Francisco.  For the first time since the project’s first phase of restoration was completed in 2012, local shorebirds are using … Continue Reading »

How the CNPS Rare Plants List Affects CEQA Environmental Review

Many projects requiring CEQA review involve CNPS listed plants, which may have left you asking: What is CNPS, anyway? A consortium of scientists, botanists, and enthusiasts, the California Native Plants Society (CNPS) has a mission to accurately review and categorize the rarity of native plants in California.  The resulting list of sensitive plant species produced … Continue Reading »