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Mar 20th, 2022 (The Paintbrush newsletter, March 2022, Vol. 39 No. 1 – Index)

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Native Plants of the San Gabriel Mountains T-Shirt - New Color

Margaret Gallagher

Our chapter t-shirt is now available in a new color, classic black! We got together with several of our chapter volunteers to photograph the new color with a backdrop of some of our beloved native plants. The Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, Debs Park, and Gabi and Cliff McClean’s native garden provided lush early-spring backdrops for the photos. Our shirts are printed by a locally-owned business in Pasadena on organic cotton tees.

Mar 20th, 2022 (The Paintbrush newsletter, March 2022, Vol. 39 No. 1 – Index)

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Student Grant Awards 2021

Jane Tirrell

This January, the San Gabriel Mountains Chapter awarded two research grants of $1000 and two of $500 to students working on projects that will advance conservation efforts in southern California. These students’ encompass engaging and important questions such as the effects of climate change on tree populations in the San Jacinto National Forest and native vegetation recovery on Santa Cruz Island. 

Mar 20th, 2022 (The Paintbrush newsletter, March 2022, Vol. 39 No. 1 – Index)

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Birds and Plants

William Hallstrom

Birds can tell us things about the types of habitats we encounter and their relation to the plants that occur there. In attempting to better understand the nature of my local habitat areas, I have learned a little about birding and bird photography. This article discusses some of my observations looking at birds in and around the Pasadena area; especially, I have started to notice that some species tend to be more adaptable to different types of habitat. I talk about some of the questions that have occured to me in thinking about habitats, especially around urban areas, and in our gardens. 

Mar 20th, 2022 (The Paintbrush newsletter, March 2022, Vol. 39 No. 1 – Index)

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Native American Perspectives on Public Lands and Stewardship

Natasha Khanna-Dang

In recent years, I’ve noticed some governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations push to increase racial and ethnic diversity in their staff along with shifting their perspective on land stewardship. But what about representation of Native Americans in the conservation field, especially given their participation in ongoing ancestral stewardship practices? In conversations with four Native American US Forest Service staff, they shared with me what it’s like to work in this field — in some cases on their ancestral homelands — and how Native Americans are shifting the field’s perspective on stewardship.

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