The National Botany Program is located in the Range staff, and rare plants conservation programs are shared by both the Range and WFW staffs.
The National Botany & Rare Plants Program, and
the Planning, Litigation and Appeals aspect of botanical
resources, assist field botanists in attaining the Chief's
priorities and managing botanical resources from a healthy
Program Initiatives include "Celebrating Wildflowers"
and "Native Plant Conservation". Initiatives
are special topics to which we give added emphasis through
projects, events, literature and funding. The intent
of our varied Initiatives is to help us and our partners
move forward to accomplish specific management goals
for certain key issues.
Lingua Botanica - archived
no longer in print.
NEW - Native
Plant Notebook for Restoration
& downloadable - the Native Plant Notebook provides
native plant collection, propagation, and use information.
Written by Laura Potash (Martin) and Carol Aubry. Although
the notebook was developed for the Olympic NF/Region
6, much of the information applicable across the region.
Olympic National Forest Native Plant Book (PDF, 46 pages, 2.1 MB)
Appendices - Olympic National Forest Native Plant Book (PDF, 53 pages, 1.3 MB)
Control Invasive Species! Make paper out of them responsibly...
A win-win project for Celebrating Wildflower events or other Forest or Research Station outreach events. Remove a pest, learn a skill, create a product, build relationships, and mentor (so that is "win-win-win-win-win").
Using Invasive Plant Fibers Responsibly by Julie Johnson - created/written in her private life (USFS employee by day)
Reprinted with permission from Hand Papermaking vol. 25, no. 1 (Summer 2010), © 2010 by Hand Papermaking, Inc. (www.handpapermaking.org) All rights reserved.