Calflora’s plant database hosts over three million plant occurrences. As CNPS Chapter members, we are an extremely valuable source of plant distribution data in Calflora. Cynthia Powell, Calflora’a Executive Director, will go over how to use Calflora to learn about our regional plants, Calflora’s photo project, iNaturalist data feed, population monitoring tools, plus soil, water, and climate tolerances for specific plants.
This is an opportunity for you to get to know Calflora — a great resource for native plant fans!
Cynthia Powell: after 3 years as Calflora’s GIS Project Manager, Cynthia is now Calflora’s Executive Director. She graduated with her MS in GIS in 2010 forecasting Mokelumne River water supply based on MODIS remote sensing snow pack images. She’s been examining what was under that snow — plants — ever since. She now coordinates all Calflora programs, research, outreach, and advocacy, as well as fundraising and management.