Updated 18 January 2024
CURRENT ACTIVITIES / EVENTS
Taught by Teresa Sholars and Todd Keeler-Wolf
August 12-14, 2024 Fort Bragg, CA
CNPS Members $500 / Non-Members $550
Capacity: 22 participants
Last Day to Register: July 29, 2024 (or until full)
In this workshop we will discuss applications of fine-scale vegetation sampling, classification, and mapping, how to document sensitive natural communities, and threats to sensitive communities. This course will be mainly in the field with a short classroom introduction.
California Native Plant Society plant science training workshops provide botanists, biologists, land managers, and ecologists the scientific skills and practical experience necessary to assess, manage, and protect native plants and lands in California and beyond.
Check out the CNPS 2024 schedule and get full details and registration information at www.cnps.org/workshops for all the 2024 CNPS Workshops.
Space is limited; sign up now to secure your spot!
DKY Field Trips
DKY CNPS Plant Walks
2024 - TBD
Outings are open to everyone, not just members.
All levels of expertise, from beginners to experienced
botanizers, are welcome. Walks begin at 10 a.m., unless otherwise
noted. You will be required to sign a Release of Liability Form
to attend the outing. Check our Facebook Page and the DKY CNPS
Chapter Activities/Events web page for announcements. Check Back to find out when and where The 2024 Field Trips are Happening
Dogwood THP and More
Through legal action, the Dorothy
King Young Chapter, in collaboration with the
Friends of the Gualala River, successfully stopped the Dogwood
THP, a plan that proposed to greatly impact a magnificent
floodplain redwood forest and wetlands in coastal Mendocino
County... excerpt from CNPS. Scroll down and choose the Dorothy King
Young Chapter link for more information about the Dogwood THP and
other areas of concern to the DKY Chapter
Invitation to DKY Chapter's Annual Potluck
Catch up on DKY news, visit with your plant-loving friends, and learn about current programs and future plans for the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens from director Molly Barker!
POTLUCK LUNCH and ANNUAL MEETING
December 17, 2023: Potluck Lunch at noon, brief annual meeting at 12:50 pm, talk starts about 1 p.m.
Greenwood Community Center, Elk: 6129 S. Highway One, turn east on the paved(!) driveway just south of the Elk Store.
Bring a dish to share, utensils, and beverage.
Environmental Partnership Potluck
Sunday, March 26, 2023
12:00-3:00 p.m. (11:00 a.m. setup all Hands are Welcome)
Greenwood Community Center, Elk
Peter Baye: Environmentalist of the Year
Four organizations dedicated to the Mendocino environment “Dorothy King Young Chapter of CNPS, Mendocino Coast Audubon, Mendocino Land Trust, and Mendocino State Parks” began meeting in the late 1990's to share information and provide mutual support. By 2002 they had formalized to the extent of agreeing to meet annually, rotate hosting the meeting, and present an award each year to a person or organization whose efforts on behalf of the environment have made a difference in our community. This award was renamed the Matt Coleman Environmental Service Award in his honor after his tragic death. Ginny and Warren Wade, Joan Curry, Pat Howard, Binah Polay, and Sally Malby were the organizers.
DKY is this year's host. The host organization nominates an awarded (it can be more than one), and since many of our DKY members are also active in the other groups, we have been well represented. At last year's meeting, for the first time, a new organization was added, the Noyo Center, adding the marine environment to the group.
This year's Environmentalist of the Year is our own Peter Baye, Naturalist, Botanist, Conservationist extraordinaire!
DKY ANNUAL MEMBERS' MEETING AND POTLUCK
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Greenwood Community Center, Elk
Phil Van Soelen, will talk about
Supporting Native Biodiversity In Your Garden
We know Phil mostly as the person who, with Sherrie Althouse, started California Flora Nursery-the source of most of the plants that we get for our annual plant sales. A trip to CalFlora Nursery is a glorious experience! He is retired now and has been spending some time exploring the Mendocino and Sonoma coast with his wife, Mary Killian. Phil combines an artist's eye (he attended California Institute of the Arts in Southern California) with an ecologist's knowledge (he has an undergraduate degree in environmental studies), and a conservationist's ethic (he has focused on protecting northern California rare plants through CNPS).Recently he was one of the featured horticulturists in "Under Western Skies: Visionary Gardens from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast," by Jennifer Jewel, published in 2021 by Timber Press. We are so honored that he will share his expertise with us at our potluck.
2021 Annual Potluck
Elk Community Center/Virtual Zoom
The Dorothy King Young Chapter Annual Potluck
Meeting at the Elk Community Center, hosted Teresa Sholars as the
featured speaker. She gave a presentation on her research and
author of Lupines in Jepson eFlora and Flora of North America.
Video, separate audio files and PowerPoint of her presentation
Adventures with Lupinus, from Populations to
Publications are linked below. Due to technical
difficulties at the site the first few minutes of her
presentation is missing from the video and audio files. The PDF
version of her PDF PowerPoint presentation is complete.
- Video Zoom
video recording Adventures with Lupinus, from Populations to
Publications -Teresa Sholars
AudioAudio only file of Teresa's presentation
Power PointComplete Power Point Presentation
Date Online: Monday 15 February 2021
Online Presentation at KZYX (use the link above to listen)
“A look at Mendocino's rare
Pygmy Forest ecosystem with local botanist Teresa
Sholars” - Mendocino Voice, Lana Cohen