Event: Golden Paintbrush: Back from the Brink May 11th 7PM


Joe Arnett, rare plant botanist for the Washington Natural Heritage Program, and his botanist predecessor, Florence Caplow, will tell the story of Golden paintbrush and the sometimes-controversial process of its recovery. What does it take to rescue an iconic native plant species from extinction? Golden paintbrush once thrived on rocky shorelines and in prairie remnants from Vancouver Island to Oregon’s Willamette Valley. But by 1997 its numbers had dwindled to only a dozen small, scattered populations, and it was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Since then, intensive efforts have gone into restoring the species throughout its historical range. Current estimates peg golden paintbrush numbers at more than 185,000 flowering plants inhabit—a success story by any measure. Sponsored by the JLT Natural History Society. More info here.

 

Monday, May 11, at 7:00 pm

Quimper UU Fellowship

 

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