Community Event

Rare Plants of the East Bay: Highlighting Regional Endemics and Difficult Taxa

Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 9:00 am — 3:00 pm

Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Regional Park | Wildcat Canyon Road at South Park Drive, Berkeley, CA 94708

Alameda and Contra Costa Counties are endowed with an incredible richness of native plant species. This richness is due partly to our location at the convergence of the North and South Coast Ranges, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and the San Joaquin Valley. This convergence of botanical regions provides for a unique congregation of ecological conditions and native plants. With this richness also comes an abundance of rare plants — 132 species to be exact. During this one-day classroom-based course you’ll learn about a select set of these rare plant species, focusing on regional and difficult to identify endemics, the habitats that support them, the regulatory framework that protects them, and where to see them.

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