Sunday, March 26, 2017, 8:45 am, Coreopsis Hill (in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes)
This is a casual walk through the dunes to the top of Coreopsis Hill (one of the northern most populations of this amazing plant, Leptosyne gigantea). This is a moderate hike, about 3 hours round-trip. Dress in layers, bring water and snacks, and have your “Dune Mother’s Wildflower Guide” (copies will be for sale at the beginning of the walk). Long pants and closed shoes are recommended as the habitat is coastal dune scrub and there is the possibility of poison oak and ticks in the natural dune.
To reach the trailhead, turn west on Oso Flaco Lake Road, off of Hwy 1 and proceed west 2.5 miles to Beigle Road. Look for a 6’ tall wire mesh fence and steel gate for parking. Once you arrive, someone will direct you to parking.
For more information call Lauren Brown at (805) 570-7993. Heavy rain cancels this trip (light rain, bring appropriate clothing).
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 1:00 pm
Reservoir Canyon Wildﬂower Hike with Jenn Yost and Matt Ritter of Cal Poly
Come explore the hills of Reservoir canyon on the strenuous loop hike to the summit and along this ridge of serpentine derived soils. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, layered clothing for warmth as needed, hiking poles if desired, and the desire to learn new things with great views of the Morros, SLO, and the surrounding valleys. This hike may be strenuous for those who do not regularly walk for exercise. Total length: 5.2 miles, total elevation gain 1,000 ft.
Meet at the Reservoir Canyon Trailhead off Highway 101. Call (805) 781-7302 for more information.
This ﬁeld trip is sponsored by the City of SLO Ranger Service
Sunday, March 19, 2107, 1:00 pm Reservoir Canyon Wildflower Hike
Meet Matt Ritter to explore the hills of Reservoir Canyon on this uphill climb to the summit and then, along the ridge, returning back to the trailhead via a second trail. Come with the desire to learn new things, and to see great views of the Morros, SLO, and the surrounding valleys.
Meet at the Reservoir Canyon Trailhead off Highway 101. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, bring sunscreen, a hat, and layered clothing for warmth, as needed.
For more information contact: SLO City Dept. of Parks and Recreation; (805) 781-7302. Sponsored by the City of SLO Ranger Service.
Saturday 4 March 2017 9 am
Late Winter BMC Chaparral CNPS Fieldtrip at the La Purisima Mission
The California Native Plant Society (CNPS)/ Lompoc Valley Botanic and Horticultural Society (LVBHS) will hold their annual winter ﬁeldtrip to the Burton Mesa Chaparral (BMC) on t he La Purisima Mission grounds Saturday the 4th.
Meet at the east end of Burton Mesa Blvd.(1550 E) in Mission Hills at 9 AM for a chance to see the early bloomers and interesting scenery.
To reach Burton Mesa Blvd., Get to SR 1 north of Lompoc. At the signal where SR 1 turns down hill towards Lompoc, take Harris Grade Rd. north to Burton Mesa Blvd., and turn right (east). For more information call Charlie Blair at 733-3189.
Atascadero Library – CHAPTER MEETING March 2, 2017- Thursday 7pm OAK WORKSHOP – 6pm Atascadero Library
Richard is responsible for developing a program focused on sound management of California’s forests, rangelands, and other natural resources utilizing education, outreach, research, and a broad spectrum of working relationships. He provides leadership to county Cooperative Extension programs in development of forestry programs and conservation of oak woodlands. The clientele includes professional foresters and natural resource managers, forest and rangeland organizations, owners and managers, policy makers, and individuals concerned with natural resource management.
THIS IS OUR ANNUAL NORTH COUNTY MEETING