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Plant Atlas
Plant Identification CD
Climate Change
The Collection

Botanical Services

Field Guide

Wildfire Recovery Recommendations
The San Diego Fire Recovery Network, a local coalition of scientists, community groups, and public agencies, in a series of meetings held at the Museum, has produced a set of recommendations for the immediate post-fire recovery and for guidelines for future planning to reduce fire hazards. This article by Dr. Wayne Spencer outlines the consensus of opinion.

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Recommended Books and Media

Annotated lists of floras, field guides, and reference books
Plant Identification CD

Also on this Website

How to Make a Plant Collection
Nature Walks with the Museum's Canyoneers
Online Bookstore
Botany Type Specimen Collection
Wildflower Reports (2003)
Wildflower Reports (2000)
Wildflower Reports (1998)

Related Organizations

California Native Plant Society: the San Diego Chapter or the statewide organization.
Cactus and Succulent Society of America
Quail Botanical Gardens Encinitas, California

Web Resources

Las Pilitas Nursery, which specializes in native plants and restoration
Rare Plants of San Diego County by Craig Reiser.