CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (November)

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Instructor: Dr. Heather Schneider

Location: Blaksley Library

Join the California Native Plant Society, Channel Islands Chapter for their monthly meeting.

7:00pm general announcements
7:30pm talk begins

FREE. No registration required.

This Month

Search and Rescue
The Hunt for Jolon Clarkia
Dr. Heather Schneider, Rare Plant Biologist

Jolon Clarkia (Clarkia jolonensis) is a rare annual wildflower that occurs only in Monterey County. There are 23 purported locations of Jolon clarkia in the wild, but some of the historic occurrences were last documented 100 years ago. In 2017, Dr. Heather Schneider of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden began a multi-year effort to locate, document, and seed bank existing populations of Jolon clarkia to evaluate the current status of the plant and create a conservation plan for the species. Join us as Dr. Schneider shares what she’s found after two field seasons scouring Monterey County for Jolon clarkia and hear about what the future might hold for these beautiful wildflowers.

Dr. Heather E. ScneiderDr. Heather Schneider is the Rare Plant Biologist at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. She received her PhD from the University of California, Riverside and has diverse experience in plant ecology, invasive plants, anthropogenic nitrogen deposition, evolutionary biology and conservation…with a brief foray in desert tortoise research. She is an avid wildflower hunter and can frequently be found with her nose to the ground in search of belly flowers.


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