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Tracking Climate Change in Joshua Tree National Park: Riverside-San Bernardino Chapter

Dr. Lynn Sweet will be sharing her research on climate change and the impacts on native flora including the Joshua Trees on Saturday February 19, 2022 at 10 AM. An event hosted by the Riverside and San Bernadino County chapter, California Native Plant Soci

Click HERE to RSVP for the upcoming Zoom presentation.

"Dr. Lynn Sweet will discuss her research on the impacts of climate change on Joshua trees and other plants in Joshua Tree National Park, using field data to study changes predicted with computer modeling. As a Research Ecologist at UC Riverside’s Center for Conservation Biology, Dr. Sweet studies the distribution and long-term changes in desert plant communities due to drought and climate change, including monitoring and research in the Park and the Coachella Valley. Her research projects focus on plant ecology, as applied to conservation in the Southern California deserts."

Watch the upcoming documentary on the fight and plight of Joshua Trees called, I THOUGHT THEY WERE PROTECTED. A film documenting the impacts of climate change on native vegetation and the threats is poses to the Joshua Trees (among that on the flora and fauna). This film will look at the affects of wildfire, urbanization/development, local town politics and officials spreading disinformation, and misinformation on the status of this endemic species. Interviews with leading scientists conducting climate change studies in the Mojave Desert, and Voices of Stewards. A film by local Casey Kiernan of Joshua Tree Visitors Guide and Joshua Tree On Film

 The Team

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