Previous field trips of our chapter

Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30, 2017: Tejon Ranch Conservancy: Plans are under way for an overnight field trip on the weekend of April 29-30, 2017 to Tejon Ranch Conservancy, the 270,000-acre reserve in the Tehachapi Mountains. The following weekend, May 6-7, is being held as a backup in case of rain on the first weekend. This will be a docent-led tour of this enormous area of biodiversity during the peak of spring blooming. If you are unaware of this spectacular place, check it out at

Each participant must fill out a sign-up form — click here to download the form. Completed forms should be sent to John Thompson, Preference will be given to members of the CNPS San Gabriel Mountains chapter and other CNPS members. A wait-list will be maintained. Also, the Conservancy requests a $40 donation per person.

Plans call for a full day Saturday, beginning early, then overnight accommodations either at a nearby motel or at a primitive campsite on the ranch, and an additional half day of botanizing on Sunday. The trip is also open to those who wish to participate only on Saturday.

Details about camping and motels will be furnished in March, at least one month before the trip, along with details about appropriate clothing and logistics. Please be aware that Tejon Ranch is a remote backcountry area: you cannot enter or leave as you please; distances and travel times can be significant; weather and temperatures can be challenging; and no pets are allowed. The location is about 75 minutes' drive from the Pasadena area. Travel on the Ranch will be provided by the Conservancy, so participants do not need to bring their own special vehicles.

NOTE: This field trip is fully subscribed.