Developed in January of 2009, the Rare Plant Program Committee (RPPC) provides expertise, on the behalf of the CNPS Rare Plant Program, related to the science and conservation of rare plants in California. A key role of the RPPC is to assist the CNPS Rare Plant Botanist in making decisions relating to the Program, including (but not limited to) those involving complex taxonomic issues related to rare plant status reviews, status review procedures, changes to CNPS rare plant policy and guidelines, and/or changes to the CNPS Rare Plant Inventory.
Julie Ann Kierstead
Latest news and stories
A CNPS chapter field trip yields an intriguing new discovery—the presence of spotted coralroot orchid (Corallorhiza maculata) in a new place!
Follow an amateur botanist as he explores a canyon in his San Diego neighborhood and makes an exciting discovery.
In the Field: CNPS Staff and volunteers sampled the peatland Big Lagoon Fen, a sensitive natural community on California's North Coast.