Rare Plant Treasure Hunter Danny Slakey to speak
Rare plant hunter Danny Slakey will be the featured speaker at the March meeting of the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), to be held Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 PM at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane, Placerville.
Slakey is the project coordinator for the statewide CNPS Rare Plant Treasure
Hunt, which seeks to find and accurately map occurrences of rare plants, helping
to expand the knowledge of these species and to aid land managers in protecting
The Rare Plant Treasure Hunt (RPTH) is a citizen-science program started by CNPS in 2010 to with the goal of getting up-to-date information on many of our state’s rare plants, while engaging chapter members and other volunteers in rare plant conservation. Many of California’s rare plant populations have not been seen in decades and some parts of the state have seen little to no botanical exploration to date. This program helps conserve our rare flora by providing valuable data to the CNPS Rare Plant Program and the Department of Fish and Game. Treasure Hunters can join an organized rare plant search or learn how to plan their own trips by attending training events; those who already have some botanical experience can start leading their own trips! You can also sign up for the mailing list to be notified of upcoming events by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org