Utah Native Plant Society

Sego Lily editor: Walt Fertig
Helping with the Sego Lily
Helping with the web site
Webmaster inquiries:
Bill King and Tony Frates
Advocating for the protection of important remaining native ecosystems throughout the state, regardless of the ownership of those ecosystems
Advocating for the protection of Utah rare plant species (as identified both by the UNPS rare plant committee, as well as by agencies), regardless of where they occur
Commenting on a wide range of project proposals and their potential impacts on the above
Participating in litigation, with board approval, only as a last resort to ensure that Endangered Species Act laws and regulations are properly observed, and that species that meet the Act's criteria are listed when appropriate
Educating the media and the public as to the importance of conserving native plants in situ including the intrinsic values of biodiversity (and providing answers to the pervasive "Why should anyone care?" question)
Working cooperatively with other conservation organzations as well as, when possible, with federal/state/local agencies with respect to the above
RARE PLANTS:Jason Alexander
Continuing to develop and coordinating a comprehensive Utah rare plant list
Providing technical assistance and oversight for the Utah Rare Plant Guide
Serving as a primary contact in connection with organization of the annual Red Butte Garden-UNPS annual rare plant meeting (held typically in March on the University of Utah campus)
Organizing/conducting workshops
Lectures & symposia
Field trips to look at or photograph native plants
Liaison with schools
Working on publications such as field guides to native plants
Native plant gardening
Propagation workshops
Help with Utah Heritage Gardens
Fighting invasive species
Restoration projects
Committee links:
Would you like to start a new committee or have an idea for something we should be doing or something that we should have on our web site? Are you having a problem with something on the web site or need to have someone call/contact you? Send an e-mail to:
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