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  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Native Plant Societ
    Dates: 1972-2005
    Collection Number: "Consult repository."
    Extent: 12 boxes, [10.8 linear ft]
    Repository: California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
    Archives & Special Collection
    University Library, Room 5039
    1000 E. Victoria Street
    Carson, California 90747
    Phone: (310) 243-3013
    URL: http://www.csudh.edu/archives/csudh/index.html
    Abstract: 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.
    Language: Collection material is in English

    Administration Information


    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Title of item], CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Acquisition Information

    Materials in this collection were donated by Angelika Brinkmann-Busi in 2011.

    Processing Information

    The South Coast Chapter Board recognized the importance of retaining Ms. Brinkmann-Busi’s documents as references for its ongoing conservation work; however the logistics of maintaining and accessing the many boxes was challenging. The Board opted to have the documents digitized for Chapter reference and to then house the original documents at the Archives and Special Collections Library of the California State University at Dominguez Hills. The documents were catalogued by Barbara Sattler with the generous assistance of Dr. Connie Vadheim. The collection was processed by Christina Delgadillo Palma in 2012.


    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection includes draft environmental impact reports (DEIR), CNPS comments, articles, reports, memos, agenda’s, plant lists, landscaping plans, photographs, maps, and other material. The Chapter works on many specific projects such as the Machado Lake Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project, and activities that impact the Natural Communities Conservation Plan, the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative and other projects. Project areas include Abalone Cove, Abalone Cove Beach Improvements, Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve, Abalone Cove Overview, Abalone Cove Sea Dike, Abalone Cove Well Conversion, Altimira Canyon, Belmont, Fred Hesse Trail, Friendship Park, Gardena Willows, Harbor Park Master Plan, Hesse Park, Indian Ridgecrest Gardens, Indian Valley, Kajima, Kajima DEIR, Landslide Moratorium, Madrona Marsh, Malaga Cove Park, Malaga Dune, Marymount College expansion, Montrose Chemical, Paseo Del Mar Harbor Walkway, Peck Park Canyon, Portuguese Canyon, Palos Verdes Peninsula Shoreline / Seawall Project, RDA Projects / Dewatering, Rolling Hills Development, RPV Code Changes, Salvation Army, San Pedro, 22nd Street, Subregion 1, Torrance, Transamerica, and White Point Nature Preserve/Trees. Digital copies of some of this material are available. By far the largest volume of documents is in the “Ocean Trails – Trump” category, and as of the date of processing, this item is still active. For the most part, the documents are organized by geographic site, however common place names can change over the years, and there are natural and political relationships between some of the sites included. Although this collection refers to and contains copies of various studies, plans and agreements, those documents are solely what was in Ms. Brinkmann–Busi’s collection. CNPS often received “courtesy” copies of such documents in the Draft stage to facilitate the ability of CNPS to publicly comment on the documents. Such drafts may or may not be equivalent to the final approved version.


    Arranged in twelve series:
    • Series I. Articles (1976-2002)
    • Series II. Assessments (1995)
    • Series III. Brochures (1993-2002)
    • Series III. Correspondence (1992-2001)
    • Series III. Magazines (1994-1996)
    • Series III. Maps (1989-2003)
    • Series III. Memoranda (1983-2005)
    • Series III. Newsletters (1982-1996)
    • Series III. Photographs (1990-2005)
    • Series III. Reports (1972-2005)
    • Series III. Studies (1992-2000)
    • Series III. Surveys (1991-1996)

    Indexing Terms


    Endemic plants
    Birds--California--Los Angeles County
    Neighborhood planning
    Planned communities
    City Planning

    Personal Names

    Brinkmann-Busi, Angelika

    Geographic Areas

    Rancho Palos Verdes (Calif.)
    Portuguese Bend

    Related Material

    Madrona Marsh Collection