Emerald Chapter members have been active in listing and monitoring rare and endangered plants in Lane County
for many years. NPSO believes that listing and monitoring activities are central to rare plant and
rare plant habitat perservation. Currently, Emerald Chapter's main R&E efforts are conducted through the
Lane County Rare Plant Monitoring Project.
The primary goal of the monitoring project is to maintain current listing status and a database of rare and endangered plant species known to occur in Lane County.
A secondary goal is to “watch” for species known to exist close to Lane County and expected to occur in the County, that presently have no observation or collection recorded from the County.
During triennial updates, taxa which are found to meet the listing criteria will remain on or be added to lists, and some which are currently listed may be removed if populations become more secure or if new information reveals more frequent occurrence than originally recorded.
Nomenclature and Oregon occurrence information is kept current to articulate with Oregon Flora Project and Oregon Biodiversity Information Center data.
Every third year, the Emerald Chapter R & E Chair will schedule a meeting to review the lists. Participants are current members of the Emerald Chapter, NPSO, or other plant enthusiasts who have knowledge of Lane County native flora. The R & E Chair will send notification at least 60 days prior to the meeting and invite participants to bring proposals for listing to the meeting. Proposals should include rationale for listing, locations of occurrence in Lane County, range outside Lane County, current Oregon list status, perceived threats or endangerments to survival.
Within 14 days a draft of list updates will be sent to participants. Following a 30-day comment period, the R & E Chair will compile a final list for Board of Directors approval and posting to Emerald Chapter’s website.
List A - Species with Federal (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), State (Oregon Department of Agriculture) and/or are on the ORBIC List 1 or List 2. These species have some protection on state and federal lands:
List C - Watch List: These are species Emerald Chapter, NPSO, wants to track. It includes:
View all three lists, collated, in PDF format
last update: April 2012