2019 Post Symposium Workshops

Research and Conservation of Northern California’s Vegetation Communities

16 January 2019

Optional post-symposium workshops are scheduled for the Wednesday following the Symposium. You do not have to attend the Symposium to register for a workshop. To register for a workshop, visit the Registration Page.

Professional Development Credits

Workshop 1 (Collecting and Preserving Herbarium Specimens) has been approved for 1 Professional Development Credit and Workshop 2 (New Calflora Tools) has been approved for 2 Professional Credits by the California Consulting Botanist Board of Certification.

Workshop 1: Cancelled


Workshop 2: New Calflora Tools for California Botanists and Plant Enthusiasts

Instructors: Cynthia Powell, Executive Director of Calflora
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: CSUC Campus, Bell Memorial Union, Room 203
Cost: $50.00


This course will be a combination of lecture and field exercises on new Calflora tools. We will go over how we crosswalk old and new scientific plant names, Calflora taxon pages, importing, exporting, and using Calflora wild plant data. We will discuss applications for collecting data in the field using Calflora apps, creating history stacks to track changes over time, and mapping. Much of the class will take place in the meeting room at CSUC, and the hike will take place right out the door.


Professional and student botanists, ecologists, Calflora Professional Users, land and resource managers, restoration volunteers, plant enthusiasts, and conservationists.

Participants will learn

  • Applications of Calflora in the field and at work
  • How Calflora data can be used for rare plant and mapping projects
  • How to collect rare and non-rare plant data using Calflora tools
  • How to document data using customized forms and offline map caches
  • How vegetation types and attributes can be mapped

Please note

Participants should be physically able to hike for 1-2 hours. This workshop will be held rain or shine. Please contact Cynthia Powell cpowell@calflora.org with any questions.