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Rare Care Newsletters

Rare Plant Press, Vol. VIII No. 2, Fall/Winter 2013 (pdf - 1259K)
Rare Plant Press, Vol. VIII No. 1, Spring/Summer 2013 (pdf - 716K)

Rare Plant Press, Vol. VII No. 2, Fall/Winter 2012 (pdf - 722K)
Rare Plant Press, Vol. VII No. 1, Spring/Summer 2012 (pdf - 615K)
Rare Plant Press, Vol. VI No. 2, Fall/Winter 2011 (pdf - 959K)
Rare Plant Press, Vol. VI No. 1, Spring/Summer 2011 (pdf - 497K)
Rare Plant Press, Vol. V No. 2, Fall/Winter 2010 (pdf - 920K)
Rare Plant Press, Vol. V No. 1, Spring/Summer 2010 (pdf - 366K)
... March 2010 US Department of Agriculture Pest Alert on Mogulones cruciger, featured in Spring/Summer 2010 Rare Plant Press
Rare Plant Press, Vol. IV No. 2, Fall/Winter 2009 (pdf - 597K)

Rare Plant Press, Vol. IV No. 1, Spring/Summer 2009 (pdf - 483K)

Rare Plant Press, Vol. III No. 2, Fall/Winter 2008 (pdf - 630K)

Rare Plant Press, Vol. III No. 1, Spring/Summer 2008 (pdf - 226K)

Rare Plant Press, Vol. II No. 2, Fall/Winter 2007 (pdf - 631K)

Rare Plant Press, Vol. II No. 1, Spring/Summer 2007 (pdf - 178K)

Rare Plant Press, Vol. I No. 2, Fall/Winter 2006 (pdf - 191K)

Rare Plant Press, Vol. I No. 1, Spring/Summer 2006 (pdf - 330K)

Rare Care Annual Reports

2013 Rare Plant Monitoring Report (pdf - 445K)
2013 Rare Seed Collectiing and Banking Report (pdf - 26K)


The Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to preventing the extinction of rare plants in the United States. It is comprised of a network of 34 botanical gardens and arboreta and a national coordinating office. The CPC houses the National Collection of Endangered Plants.

Washington Natural Heritage Program
Field Guide to Selected Rare Vascular Plants of Washington
Lists of rare plant occurrences by county
Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Washington, edited by Pamela Camp and John G. Gamon, University of Washington Press, 2011

WTU Image collection, University of Washington Herbarium: Plants & Lichens of Washington
Segments from the new Flora of Oregon
E-Flora BC, Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia

Plants Database

Washington Native Plant Society
Native Plant Society of Oregon
The Berry Botanic Garden 
The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
NatureServe, A Network Connecting Science with Conservation

United States Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Homepage
National Center for Genetic Resources and Preservation
National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS)

Conservation Project of the Year Award
The Washington Rare Plant Care & Conservation Program received the 2003 Conservation Project of the Year Award for its leadership in conservation work in Washington State. The US Forest Service and US Bureau of Land Management jointly recognized Rare Care for "providing urgent rare plant conservation through methods including rare plant monitoring, ex situ conservation, reintroduction, and education."

"Rare Care has demonstrated a unique approach to harness the energy and interest of volunteers to help in native plant conservation. The volunteer program is the backbone of their conservation efforts."
Nominating Team


Bureau of Land Management Director Kathleen Clarke and Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth present the national Conservation Project of the Year Award to Rare Care Program Manager Carolyn Alfano on March 17, 2004, in Spokane, Washington.

  Picture of Clarke, Alfano and Bosworth

The Washington Rare Plant and Ecosystem Conference
April 17-18, 2000

The Miller Charitable Foundation generously provided funding for the first-ever two-day symposium on "Rare Plants and Ecosystems of Washington State." The conference was a success as nearly 100 scientists, managers, and concerned citizens attended the sessions.

On April 19, 2000 a group of 14 dedicated scientists and land managers met to discuss key priorities for the immediate future. Read the article written by Dr. Sarah Reichard, entitled "Where to we go from here?" The article outlines the priorities of education, science, politics, and funding to further the field of rare plant conservation.

Order the Proceedings here. Proceedings of the conference are published by the Washington Native Plant Society. The proceedings were produced with assistance from the USDOI Bureau of Land Management, Washington Natural Heritage Program, The Nature Conservancy, USDI National Park Service, and the Washington Native Plant Society.


Member Institution:
Center for Plant Conservation

The Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program is made possible by gifts from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, The Miller Charitable Trust, The Bullitt Foundation, The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, The Mountaineers Foundation, The Northwest Horticultural Society, The Seattle Garden Club, The Norton Family Foundation, private organizations, and individuals from all over the Pacific Northwest.

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