Reversing regional extinction: Recovery of golden paintbrush in Oregon

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Tom Kaye,¬†Institute for Applied Ecology Golden paintbrush (Castilleja levisecta) is listed as threatened and has become regionally extinct in the southern portion of its range due to habitat conversion.¬† A few wild populations remain in Washington and British Columbia.¬† Efforts to conserve the species in Oregon have emphasized wild seed collection across multiple remnant WA […]

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Penstemon peckii Soil Seed Bank Study at 25 Years

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Ed Guerrant, Rae Selling Berry Seed Bank Penstemon peckii (G3-S3 Federal SOC) is an Oregon endemic with a relatively compact range in the semi-arid Ponderosa pine forest east of the Cascade Mountains. The vast majority of known populations (ca 93%) are almost entirely within the Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest. A 1992 […]

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