The original 22 herbaria of the California Phenology Network are now becoming 28. Shortly after year 1 of the CAP project, the CAP management team and seven herbaria banded together under the leadership of Aaron Liston at Oregon State University to submit Partner-to-Existing-Network (PEN) grant proposals to the National Science Foundation. In July 2020, the grants, titled "Expanding and Enhancing the California Phenology TCN" were officially awarded.
The grant aims to expand the CAP Network in several productive ways. The network will now include six new herbaria at Oregon State University (OSC), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDA), Pacific Union College (PUA), San Francisco State University (SFSU), CSU Stanislaus (SHTC), and University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and additional funding to digitize specimens from Baja California that are housed in the San Diego Natural History Museum herbarium. By adding these herbaria, the CAP TCN will encompass the furthest margins of the California Floristic Province, and key geographic and taxonomic gaps will be filled within the state. Together, the newly funded herbaria aim to digitize over 148,000 herbarium specimens over the next three years.
CFP: Adapted from Noah Elhardt, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en
Manzanita: Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Yellow starthistle: creative commons