The mission of CNPS is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats; and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.
Join some of the Mount Lassen Chapter activities which include:
Year round field trips, Native plant sales, Demonstration native plant gardens, Monthly meetings featuring knowledgeable and interesting guest speakers, Controlling invasive plants, Conservation of rare native plants and habitats, Educational outreach to school groups and adults at public events.
All activities are open to the public. Support CNPS and join at CNPS.org
For more information about our chapter go to mountlassen.cnps.org
This talk will introduce some of the spectacular mushrooms that occur in the many habitats of the Sierra Nevada and other California mountain ranges. Also included will be an introduction to mushroom ecology, discussion of the limits of our knowledge of montane fungi, and a call to action for citizen scientists to go find and document these curious organisms.
Thea Chesney is a lifelong Sierra Nevada foothill resident and naturalist. She has had an interest in mushrooms (and plants, and the rest of the natural world) since early childhood, which gradually became an obsession. She holds a B.S. in forestry from UC Berkeley, with an emphasis in botany and natural sciences.
We will take our time exploring the northern portion of the Reserve on a rugged 4+-mile hike to Coal Canyon and Phantom Falls. Bring sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, water and lunch.
NOTE: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife requires that each visitor to the Reserve purchase a Lands Pass for the day. Call (800)[masked]. You can also purchase and print the Pass online at: https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales
This area of serpentine soil and outcrops is best known for its stand of McNab Cypress. It burned quite thoroughly during last year’s Camp Fire. This field trip will explore the recovery of the herbaceous plants as well as the shrubs and McNab cypress. We might see slopes of wildflowers and green slopes of new growth, especially McNab cypress seedlings. Or we might see a moonscape of bare ground and dead trees. Either way it will be a fascinating glimpse of one of our natural landscapes responding to a natural process.
Leaders: Lawrence Janeway, Plumas NF botanist, and Marjorie McNairn (530)[masked]