Utah Rare Plant Meeting 2015
Date TBA 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.
Rita Reisor, Red Butte Garden Conservation Director
Walt Fertig, Utah Native Plant Society
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”