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Originally formed in 1965 in the east bay region, the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants. CNPS 10,000 members work to promote native plant appreciation, research, education, and conservation through our five statewide programs and 33 regional chapters in California. This collection includes documents and materials created and/or collected by the South Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.
Since 1965, CNPS has worked to protect California's native plant heritage and preserve it for future generations. CNPS actively promotes the use of science in land use and management decisions through our Online Rare Plant Inventory and essential reference book: Manual of California Vegetation, 2nd Edition, both of which are the most advanced resources available for identifying and managing critical habitat in California. They work closely with decision-makers, scientists, and local planners to advocate for well-informed and environmental friendly policies, regulations, and land management practices. The time period represented by these documents (1972-2005) was one of intense development pressure on the last local natural habitats and native flora and fauna of the area and often there were major challenges occurring simultaneously on multiple fronts. The Rancho Palos Verdes Natural Communities Conservation Plan (NCCP) was initiated during that time period to address some of those challenges.
12 boxes, [10.8 linear ft]
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