Botanist James McGrath will discuss the evolution of the New Mexico Rare Plant list into the New Mexico Rare Plant Conservation Strategy rare plant list. Numerous sensitive plant lists maintained by different government agencies and the New Mexico Rare Plant Technical Council (NMRPTC) have now been merged into a single list of rare plants on the New Mexico Rare Plant website, authored by NMRPTC. The database for the website is maintained by Natural Heritage New Mexico. A New Mexico Rare Plant Conservation Strategy website is currently under development.
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