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Rare Plant Treasure Hunt

Rare Plant Treasure Hunt

The Rare Plant Treasure Hunt (RPTH) is a citizen-science program started by the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) in 2010 that teams volunteers with experienced botanists to search for rare plant populations. We search for populations that were documented in the past but have not been seen in 20 years or more. Frequently, volunteers find new populations in the process. This program helps conserve our rare flora by providing valuable data to the CNPS Rare Plant Program and the California Department of Fish and Game.

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Topic - rare plants, conservation, botanists Audience - botanists, plant enthusiasts, environmental groups Location - California, CA Deserts, CA National Forests Goals - conservation, education, data collection



Danny Slakey, Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Coordinator, email Danny


Josie Crawford, CNPS Education Program Director, email Josie(916) 447-2677 ext 205

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