Conservation Actions - 2008
A review of the Society's accomplishments in plant conservation
New England Wild Flower Society’s Conservation Staff and many extremely dedicated volunteers have been busy in the field again this year. Freshly updated for 2008, this map shows our rare plant population surveys in almost all the counties of New England as well as days spent on botanical inventories, management to benefit rare plant populations, and invasive species removal.
Squares on the map indicate the number of rare plant population surveys scheduled in each county. The Conservation team contacted landowners to obtain permission for the volunteers and staff to go to the rare plant sites and update the population record information, including population size and overall health. This data then goes to the Natural Heritage Program in the appropriate state.
Circles on the map indicate the number of work days the Conservation Staff worked in that county. Work days include invasive plant management and botanical inventory days.
The enormous amount of work we manage to accomplish on these days would not be possible without our volunteers! We salute you.