UW News

January 31, 2008

Rare plant care subject of talk

More than 370 plant species in Washington are considered rare, threatened or endangered. Rapid development, climate change and non-native species from around the globe that are establishing themselves here are just a number of the reasons behind the trend, according to Sarah Reichard, associate professor of forest resources, who will talk on Rare Plant Conservation in the Pacific Northwest, at 7 p.m. Feb. 7, in 120 Kane.

In the lecture, which is free and open to the public, Reichard will talk about practical steps for plant conservation from lowland wetlands to alpine meadows. She’ll describe efforts by UW researchers and volunteers who are working through the Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program at the UW Botanic Gardens.

The event is sponsored by the College of Forest Resources as part of its “Sustaining Our Northwest World” series of lectures and by the Alumni Association. Advance registration is requested, please visit <a href=https://go.washington.edu/uwaa/events/2008cfr_lecture_plants/details.tcl>at this site</a> or call 206-543-0540.