Getting back to California’s roots

Stillwater botanists Nicole Jurjavcic, Megan Keever, and Dr. Bruce Orr will all be attending the California Native Plant Society’s biannual conference in San Diego this week. Bruce will be presenting our Arundo removal work on the Santa Clara River as part of a session on invasive species management (Session 4) on Thursday morning with a talk entitled “A strategic plan for Arundo donax treatment and restoration of riparian vegetation in a semi-arid landscape: a case study from the lower Santa Clara River, CA.”

The conference will draw over 800 people from across the state with an interest in conserving California’s botanical resources. The conference boasts 200 talks on science, policy and conservation practices, 14 workshops, and numerous social and art events. Megan and Nicole are co-chairs of the Vegetation Committee of the East Bay Chapter of CNPS, and Bruce has been a member of the CNPS Vegetation Committee since 1993, and recently served as co-editor of the CNPS 2009 Conservation Conference Proceedings.

This year’s conference, with the theme "Conserving and restoring the roots of California’s riches" will be held at the Town and Country Resort and Conference Center in San Diego, California. For more information visit

Posted 10 January 2012.