Daniela Roth, New Mexico State Botanist, will discuss the status of Goodding’s onion (Allium goddingii) in New Mexico following the large wildfires that have occurred in the Gila and Lincoln National Forests since 2006. A. gooddingii is a rare plant species only found in Arizona and New Mexico. The majority of populations occur on the Gila National Forest and the adjacent Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona. Since 2006, over 95% of known locations in AZ and NM have burned in seven different wildfires. Post-fire studies have shown that although plants largely survive the direct impacts of the fires, long-term survival is questionable due to drastic changes in habitat, post-fire floods, and post-fire rehabilitation efforts.
Daniela Roth is the New Mexico State Botanist and Program Manager for the Endangered Plant Program located within the Forestry Division of the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department.
Gila Chapter members will receive a Zoom link by email; any others interested may request a link from gilanative [at] gmail [dot] com. All are welcome. For more information, check our website at www.gilanps.org/events/programs.