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California Native Plant Society

Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Conservation Committee

The Conservation Committee is involved in multiple aspects of the conservation of California native plants and their habitat.  In addition to direct activity, it acts as an umbrella organization for all of the chapter's conservation activities.

The committee usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm on Zoom. Check the calendar for meeting dates. Meetings are open to all interested members. For more information, please contact the committee chair, Carolyn Dorsch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  1. Conservation/Advocacy/Legislation
    • Attending and speaking at City Council, County Board of Supervisors, Water District, Planning Department and other pertinent public meetings.
    • Writing letters and submitting comments
    • Collaborating with other environmental organizations
    • Advocacy regarding legislation.
  2. Invasive plant species
    • Working with our local Weed Management Area
    • Regular weeding of significant habitat
    • Restoration efforts
  3. Vegetation (Ecosystems and habitat)
    • Restoration and enhancement of existing habitat
    • Creation of new habitat
  4. Rare and endangered plants
    • Documentation
    • Monitoring
    • Protection

Regular participants should subscribe to the Conservation Committee group.

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