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
We’re finding an abundance of fire-following plants in previously mature forests and shrublands across the Central Coast.
Before and after fine-scale vegetation maps now complete for BLM wildfire areas in the southern Sierra Nevada.
In 2021, CNPS staff, volunteers, and students spent six weeks conducting vegetation assessments in five state parks post-fire.