CNPS Conservation Symposium: “In the Hot Seat: The Flora and Fire”
Saturday, September 11, from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Please join CNPS staff and volunteers for a morning of presentations exploring what is, arguably, California’s hottest topic: wildfire. To one degree or another, fire affects all Californians – from homeowners in the wildland urban interface grappling with how to keep their homes and communities safe, to city dwellers dealing with poor air quality, to first responders on the front lines of life-threatening, catastrophic fires. Today, government agencies and land managers are taking drastic, yet often necessary, actions to manage the landscape and prepare communities for inevitable wildfires. In some cases, these measures conflict with the conservation of native plants and habitats. In this symposium, speakers will focus on the effects of fire on California ecosystems and the human environment, the role that legislation and the state budget play in decision making and the struggle to find solutions, and what CNPS volunteers are doing at the local level to ensure that habitats continue to be fire resilient reservoirs for biodiversity.

View the agenda.

This seminar is open to all chapter volunteers and others interested in conservation.

Questions?  Contact Isabella Langone, CNPS Conservation Analyst,