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
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In 2021, CNPS staff, volunteers, and students spent six weeks conducting vegetation assessments in five state parks post-fire.
A U.S. Forest Service Botanist wraps up her career with a new discovery while looking for rare plants after the 2018 Carr-Delta wildfires.By Emily Underwood | Winter 2020
With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature, the 2019-20 state budget allocates more than $18 million to advance biodiversity-focused projects.