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 »

WRA Botanists Go Above and Beyond In Search of Rare Plants

WRA botanists are often tasked with determining what, if any, rare plant species have potential to occur on a project site. To do this, we start by searching databases for known rare plant occurrences in the vicinity and then compare the habitat requirements of each species to the conditions found on the project site. In … 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 »