2017 Chapter Meetings

Chapter Meeting: 8 May, 2017

Photo by Vernon Smith

“Sierra Nevada Plants”

Guest Speaker: Eva Buxton

CNPS Marin Chapter Conservation Chair, Eva Buxton will speak about native plants of the Sierras.

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The Sierra Nevada mountain range does not have a Mediterranean climate. Therefore, it is not invaded by non-native plants from that climate zone, as lower-elevation areas in California, including Marin County, are. Instead, even road-banks and other disturbed sites are colonized by native plants. High-altitude areas support many unique genera and species adapted to poor soils, high winds, and harsh winters.

Marin Chapter Conservation Chair Eva Buxton became interested in plants as a young child growing up in Sweden. She has an MA in Ecology and Systematic Biology with emphasis on botany and worked as a botanist for an environmental consulting firm. As a backpacker and with a daughter living in Tahoe City, Eva has spent much time in the mountains and will show some of the numerous plants growing in the Sierra Nevada range.

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