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California Native Plant Society

Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Conservation Committee

The Conservation Committee (formerly LIVeCoRP - Legislation, Invasives, Conservation, and Rare Plant) 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 meets monthly at 7:30pm at the Peninsula Conservation Center, 3921 East Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto. 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. Legislation
    • 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. Conservation/Advocacy
    • 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
  5. Rare and endangered plants
    • Documentation
    • Monitoring
    • Protection
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