NATIVE NURSERIES AND
LOCAL BOTANIC GARDENS
PLANNING YOUR NATIVE GARDEN
ANNUAL PLANT SALE
ARBORETUM ALL STARS
SCHOOL & URBAN GARDEN
Click below to download the pdfs
A Survival Guide
Grant Applications Advice
LOCAL POLLINATOR GUIDES
Click HERE for web site.
Los Angeles Native Tree
Check out the website for the
Los Angeles Urban Forestry
NEW LICHEN REFERENCE
AVAILABLE AS PDF
Lichenicolous and Allied Fungi of the Santa Monica Mountains, Part 5:
Additions and Corrections to the Annotated Checklist
by KERRY KNUDSEN & JANA KOCOURKOVÁ
References page for all Knudson's articles
and a new article about American lichenologist
H.E. Hasse (1836-1915).
Recycled Water Forum Proceedings
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has released
digital proceedings from their "Recycled Water/Plant/Soil Compatibility
Conservation Forum". Anyone with an interest in water conservation and
sustainable landscapes will find the design and maintenance implications
within these proceedings invaluable.
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Emily Green's Native Plant Presentation
"A Decade of Change"
Click Here to See Photos of our Recent Plant Sale
Click Here to see Weed Warriors
BOOKS AND REFERENCES
WILDFLOWER VIEWING AREAS
ABOUT THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
INVASIVE WEEDS AND ESCAPED EXOTICS
Why Native Grasslands?
Click HERE to download article about
written by California State Parks
Foundation (2mb .pdf)
LA TIMES BLOG ON
STATEMENT ON NATIVE
FIRE SAFETY FOR 2009
(Los Angeles / Santa Monica Mountains Chapter Area)
The California Native Plant Society is very concerned about the unnecessary
destruction of thousands of acres of California’s native plant heritage for
the purpose of wildfire fuel management. CNPS recognizes that our state
contains large areas that are among the most fire-prone environments on
Earth due to the convergence of climatic and topographic conditions. As the
human population has increased, more residences have been sited in the
highest wildfire danger areas, increasing the number of ignition and
fire-carrying sources. In some areas, shortened fire-return cycles have
converted native plant communities to invasive non-native grasslands, which
in turn provide faster burning fuels and contain very little habitat value.
The California Native Plant Society supports:
* Fuel management plans that minimize the risk to human life and property
while maximizing protection of native plants and their habitats. These plans
should be locally-adapted, scientifically-supported, and account for all
combustible materials, including building materials, ornamental vegetation,
and adjacent plant communities.
* Building codes and ordinances that require structures in high fire risk
areas to be constructed, retrofitted, and maintained using materials and
practices that minimize the ignition and spread of fire.
* The creation of laws, regulations and land use policies that discourage
new development in areas of highest fire danger.
for Surveying and
New plant survey protocols from
California Dept. of Fish and Game as of 2009.
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