When: Wed., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. 2019
The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) invites the public to "North Coast Scholarship Research." Gabe Goff and Len Mazur will share the results of their 2019 research, funded in part by the North Coast Chapter of CNPS. Gabe is a graduate student in the Humboldt State Forestry, Watershed, and Wildland Sciences Program. His research investigates the effects of conifer encroachment and removal on ecosystem physiology and biodiversity in native Oregon White Oak woodlands. Len recently received his degree from Humboldt State University. He is currently the lead Vegetation Management Technician for Sonoma County Regional Parks, where he is establishing an early detection network for invasive weeds, monitoring post-fire landscapes, and restoring rare plant habitats. He will share his senior capstone project, which assessed the ecological health of two Darlingtonia fens in the Mill Creek Addition of Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for snacks, sales, and socializing. The North Coast Chapter of CNPS offers free public programs on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May. 707-822-2015, www.northcoastcnps.org.