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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Trials and tribulations in restoring Showy Stickseed (Hackelia venusta)

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Wendy Gibble, University Of Washington Botanic Gardens Hackelia venusta (showy stickseed) is a narrow endemic plant known only from one population in central Washington. It was listed as an endangered species in 2002 when the population was estimated at 600 plants spread over 40 acres. The most recent survey in 2012 documented 477 plants. Building […]

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