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Hunting the Tiburon Paintbrush

In Research on July 14, 2013 at 9:18 am

Laney - Castilleja study in Marin-3327Creekside staff has teamed up with researchers in order to help us learn more about the endangered Tiburon Paintbrush (Castilleja affinis ssp. neglecta). Laney Widener of the Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden has been traveling through California collecting samples and updating the distribution of this plant (and a number of Castilleja species). Read the rest of this entry »

Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan Passed

In Stewardship on January 31, 2013 at 11:04 am

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The staff of Creekside is very happy to report that the Santa Clara Valley HCP has been passed by the City of San Jose, the final signatory needed to enact this auspicious plan to help protect and restore habitat for 18 rare plants and animals including the Bay Checkerspot butterfly, Santa Clara Valley Dudleya and a few other species that Creekside currently works on conserving. We firmly believe that preserving and properly managing serpentine environments is critical for biodiversity in the Bay Area. Please contact us with any biological questions about the plan and/or species.

The final habitat plan can be found here.

Click here for a map of the HCP Plan area.

Thanks to the local partners who are critical in making the plan implementation a success:

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Here’s the article from the San Jose Mercury news:HCP passed news article