Tour McNab Cypress in Magalia Recovering from Camp Fire

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Chico Park & Ride

· Chico, CA

How to find us

Meet at Chico Park and Ride west lot at 9:30 am, or the parking area at Skyway and Coutolenc Road at 10:00 am.

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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]