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Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air & Rare Plants

Program Leader:
Dr. Larry Stritch:
Range Staff

Program Initiatives:
Celebrating Wildflowers

Related Topic Area:
Threatened, Endangered & Sensitive Species Program (TES)


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 ecosystem perspective.

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.

image of Trillium Pistrang.  Photographer is Mark Pistrang, USFS.Plant News

Lingua Botanica - archived
no longer in print.

Native Plant Notebook for Restoration
Free & 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. ( All rights reserved.

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