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How to become a rare plant monitor 

Why do we monitor rare plants?
Read about the race to save rare plants.

What do rare plant monitors do?
Here is a step-by-step breakdown of our monitoring process.

Where do our data go?
Check out what researchers are doing with Plants of Concern data.


Barb Wilson Memorial Bench Photo

Barbara Wilson Memorial Bench Dedication

On August 2nd, Gretel and Daniella attended the dedication of a bench at Lake in the Hills fen in memory of long-time Plants of Concern volunteer Barbara Wilson. Barb devoted many hours to restoring habitat, monitoring rare plants, seed collecting, and educating others at the Lake in the Hills fen. She was in involved in prairie restoration for over 30 years. Friends and family gathered to honor her memory and share stories of this amazing woman who was a mentor to many.