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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Café Botanique with Betsy Neely

Arkansas Valley evening primrose by Susan Panjabi Colorado Natural Heritage Program

Colorado Rare Plant Conservation Initiative: Saving Colorado's Wildflowers
Betsy Neely, Senior Conservation Planner, The Nature Conservancy

The goal of the Rare Plant Conservation Initiative is to conserve Colorado’s most imperiled native plant species and their habitats through a collaborative partnership effort. Fifteen public and private partners have come together to take the conservation of native rare plants in Colorado to a new level by developing a statewide plant conservation strategy, prioritizing species, sites and conservation needs, securing on-the-ground protection for plant species and their habitats, and seeking state recognition and long-term funding for plants.
This project is funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, with additional support and match from the Colorado Native Plant Society, Colorado Natural Areas Program, Colorado Natural Heritage Program, Denver Botanic Gardens, and the Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust.

Betsy Neely is working on statewide conservation initiatives and regional scale conservation planning. She is facilitating the RPCI, working closely with the Colorado Natural Heritage Program and other partners.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Denver Botanic Gardens – Waring House
6:30 – 8 p.m.

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