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Daniel Bradley and Lysa DuCharme scouting for native plant populations in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area

A Fruitful Season for Collecting Seeds Comes to a Close

November 18, 2019 | Research & Conservation
From April to October, I and two other botanists, Daniel Bradley and Lysa DuCharme, traveled around the state on a seed-collecting mission. Armed with a list of over 100 native plant species and a well-worn road atlas, our goal was to search for large populations of these species, monitor their...Learn more
Collecting seeds

Supporting the National Seed Strategy

February 27, 2017 | Rebecca Hufft, Ph.D.
In mid-February 2017, about 300 scientists, land managers, restoration practitioners and seed production experts met in Washington, D.C. at the National Native Seed Conference. This event is held every two years to unite people working with native plant materials development, production and use in...Learn more
Three Colorado wildflowers added to the endangered species list

Three Colorado wildflowers added to the endangered species list

August 26, 2011 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Effective today, three rare Colorado plants have been added to the list of species protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. Both DeBeque Phacelia ( Phacelia submutica ), and Parachute Penstemon ( Penstemon debilis ) are listed as threatened while the Pagosa skyrocket ( Ipomopsis...Learn more