Conservation Conference
The 2015 CNPS Conservation Conference is coming up in a few weeks. Join over 1,000 conservation and native plant enthusiasts in San Jose! Attendees include scientists, conservationists, CNPS chapters, university professors and students, policymakers, professional and amateur botanists, landscaping professionals, and land-use planners from California and beyond. The Conference will take place on January 15th, 16th and 17th and there are pre-conference workshops and field trips occurring on January 13th and 14th. Visit the conference website for more information and to register to attend:
This event only happens once every three years, and with the location so close to our chapter area it is one not to miss!

Tesla Park Update
We recently received word from the planners for the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) General Plan that the draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed expansion of Carnegie SVRA has been delayed and will not be out in fall 2014 as originally scheduled. We are now expecting the plan in early 2015 and we are using the extra time to make sure that our coalition is as prepared as possible to provide informed comments in favor of protecting Tesla Park. Stay tuned for more updates.

Volunteering: The Conservation Committee is always looking for new volunteers to get involved in our many projects. If you are interested in working with me on any of the projects that you have read about on our blog or in past Conservation Analyst Updates, please feel free to contact me by phone at (510) 734-0335 or by email at And as always, for more detailed updates on all of our conservation projects please visit the Conservation Blog.

Vista of Knowland Park.  Photo by Delia Taylor.