CANCELLED - Growing Waterwise Talk: Long-Term Impacts of Drought on the California Flora

Sunday

Dec

11

2 pm - 3 pm

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Growing Waterwise Talk: Long-Term Impacts of Drought on the California Flora

Sunday, November 11 | 2 pm - 3 pm

It is well known that California is facing unprecedented drought conditions. While drought has been a long-term reality in California for thousands of years, today’s drought conditions are unlike anything previously documented. This is largely a result of climate change, and further exacerbated by other direct anthropogenic activities such as water diversion and over-extraction of groundwater. These drought conditions will have large-scale impacts on plant life, with inevitable consequences to whole ecosystems. Indeed, the reality of the drought’s impacts on plants and ecosystems is already being documented, represented by changes in plant species distributions, extinction, and much more. During this presentation, the causes and consequences of drought will be discussed within a botanical framework. Plant adaptations to drought, discoveries that give botanists hope, and individual actions will also be discussed.

Join botanist and CalBG M.S. graduate Nina House as she explores this important topic.

Admission to this lecture is free, but you can support that garden's work by paying a suggested $10 donation.

Thank you to Golden State Water Company for sponsoring this class and other Growing Waterwise at CalBG programming.

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