The Chico State Herbarium allows scientists, students, state agencies, and visitors to see and examine more than 115,300 North State plants, dating from the pre-1930s to today. This living laboratory and historical archive helps us study regional plants, identify rare species, and recover genetic information—it is a critical resource as our changing climate rapidly reshapes local ecosystems.
For more information about The Chico State Herbarium, please visit www.csuchico.edu/herbarium/index.shtml
With around 800 species in California, the bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, and hornworts) are a fascinating, diverse, and ecologically important part of our native flora. The aim of this two‐day work‐ shop is to give participants the basic tools they will need to continue learning and enjoying the local bryophytes on their own.
This one‐day workshop will focus on identifying to genus the lichens of the lower Sierra Nevada/Cascade foothills. Led by Tom Carlberg, President of the California Lichen Society.
Have you ever wondered how plants are grouped into families?
Join botanists Linnea Hanson and Emily Meigs Doe to learn how to more easily identify the plants you are interested in.
This workshop will provide an opportunity to practice your plant identification skills, and at the same time become more familiar with the diverse and unique flora of northern California’s vernal pools.
Cottonwoods and willows are the most common riparian hardwood species in California and yet many of us have little idea of how to tell them apart. The goal of the workshop is to instill confidence about vegetative characteristics used in the identification keys in The Jepson Manual and familiarize participants with some of the most common willows in California.
Workshops in Planning
Alkali Meadows—August, 2019
Maintenance of Native Plant Gardens
Conifers of the Pacific Slope
Explore the CHSC specimen collection
Please go to the Consortium of California Herbaria for further exploration