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Utah Rare Plant Meeting 2014
March 4, 2014. 8:30 am – 4 pm.
This annual meeting is co-hosted with the Utah Native Plant Society, and is held at Red Butte Garden. The meeting provides a forum where professionals and plant enthusiasts alike can gather to exchange critical information, concerns, and successes about Utah's rare plant species. Attendees frequently include federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations, private consultants, university researchers and students, and citizens. This event is open to the public.
Contacts:
Rita Reisor, Red Butte Garden Conservation Director
rita.reisor@redbutte.utah.edu, 801-585-5853


Walt Fertig, Utah Native Plant Society
walt@kanab.net

Plants in the News
Gierisch’s globemallow (Sphaeralcea gierischii):
• Salt Lake Tribune reports that the globemallow was listed as endangered in 2013 due to threats from gypsum mining and motorized recreation. Read the article.

Graham’s beardtongue (Penstemon grahamii) and White River beardtongue (Penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis):
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to list both species as threatened in August, 2013. Read more from FWS, including the Proposed Rule.
• Courthouse News Service, “Oil Shale Development Threatens Rare Plants”.
• KUER, “Wildflowers Proposed for Endangered Species List”
• Salt Lake Tribune, “Feds propose listing two plants found only over Utah oil shale”

Plant Resources

USDA Plants Database

NatureServe Explorer: An Online Encyclopedia of Life


HOURS
Jan 2-Mar 31: 9 am-5 pm
April 1-30: 9 am-7:30pm
May 1-Aug 31: 9 am-9 pm*
Sept 1-30: 9 am-7:30 pm*
Oct 1-Dec 23: 9 am-5 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day
and Dec 24-Jan 1

*Days when outdoor concerts are scheduled, hours are 9 am-5 pm.

Only Service Animals are allowed in the Garden

GENERAL ADMISSION

Members: Free
Adults (ages 18-64): $10
Seniors (ages 65+): $8
Military w/ID: $8
Children (ages 3-17): $6
Children (under 3): Free
U of U Faculty/Staff: $8
U of U Students: Free with valid ID

Groups (12 or more) $1 off ea. person

Enjoy half-price admission December, January, and February

CONTACT
(801)585-0556

LOCATION
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
How to Get Here

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