Sep
20
Fri
Park After Dark: Protectors of the Night @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Park After Dark: Protectors of the Night @ Paramount Ranch

Join Ranger Luis for a night out in the park to learn more about our lesser known wildlife.
This program will have a short 2 mile hike around Paramount Ranch as we learn about bats’ echolocation, habitat, and overall impact they have in our ecosystem.

Please bring water, headlamps, and a light jacket for the evening.

Sign up on Eventbrite here

Sep
28
Sat
Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Join a ranger and learn something cool about the many different owls in the Santa Monica Mountains. Practice your scientific exploration skills with an owl pellet dissection activity. Earn a Jr. Ranger badge and get sworn in by a ranger! Family friendly fun for all ages.

Oct
1
Tue
Native Vegetation Recovery Following The Woolsey Fire, CNPS Evening Program, Presenter: Mark Mendelsohn, National Park Service @ First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica Tickets
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Native Vegetation Recovery Following The Woolsey Fire, CNPS Evening Program, Presenter: Mark Mendelsohn, National Park Service @ First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica

Native Vegetation Recovery Following The Woolsey Fire, CNPS Evening Program, Presenter: Mark Mendelsohn, National Park Service

ln 2019 the NPS Inventory & Monitoring team completed over 200 Terrestrial Native Vegetation Monitoring Plots in the Santa Monica Mountains and Simi Hills (SMM & SH), more than twice the number of plots monitored in a non-fire year. By the time of the the presenation we hope to have analyzed our large dataset to make conclusions about the status of the vegetation communities following last year’s fires. In general, the SMM & SH experienced a rich and widespread green-up in the winter and spring with the substantial rains received, producing a substantial assemblage of wildflowers (including many fire followers not seen in many years), and a strong recruitment of our native shrubs via resprouting or seedlings. We even documented several populations of the federally endangered Braunton’s milkvetch and one of the rare Blochman’s dudleya. The data we collected will be available for advancing the science of fire ecology, and informing future park management and interpretation programs.

Mark Mendelsohn is a botanist for the National Park Service at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. A little over one year inro the botanist position, Mark has been working with the flora and fauna of the SMM for 6 years, following prior biological research and consulting for the US Geological Survey and private firms.

Event is free and non-members are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.

For more info go to WWW.LACNPS.ORG
**California Native Plant Society, Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter Programs are free to the public.

For more info contact Snowdy.dodson@csun.edu or email or call 818-782-9346. You can email us at LACNPS@LACNPS.ORG.

Oct
5
Sat
Coffee with a Scientist @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Coffee with a Scientist @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center
Join Ranger Mithra in welcoming the first guest speaker in our new fall-winter series. California State University Northridge Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies, Dr. Stevie Ruiz will focus on environmental justice issues in Southern California. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided and bringing your own mug is happily encouraged!
Seating is limited. Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coffee-with-a-scientist-tickets-72976333177