Conservation of Rare Plants and Native Habitats

  • Applecactus, Harrisia fragrans
    © Jon Moore
  • Applecactus, Harrisia fragrans
    © Jon Moore
  • Cutthroat grass (Panicum abcissum)
    © Beryn Hardy
  • Carter's warea, Warea carteri
    © Shirley Denton
  • Florida Goldenaster
    © Cindy Campbell
  • Scrub lupine, Lupinus westianus
    var. aridorum, © Cindy Campbell
  • Pine Lily, Lilium catesbaei
    © Shirley Denton
  • Clasping warea, Warea amplexifolia
    © Jackie Rolly
  • Curtiss' milkweed, Asclepias curtissii
    © Shirley Denton
  • Thread-leaf sundew. Drosera filiformis
    © Shirley Denton
  • White birds-in-a-nest, Macbridea alba
    © Shirley Denton
  • Fame flower. Macranthera flamminea
    © Shirley Denton
  • Giant wildpine, Tillandsia utriculata
    © Shirley Denton
  • Semaphore cactus, Opuntia spinosissima
    © Shirley Denton
  • Clasping warea, Warea amplexifolia
    © Cindy Campbell

FNPS focuses on conservation including the preservation and restoration of rare plants and their habitats.

Particpation on the FDACS Endangered Plant Council

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FNPS has a seat on this council which is responsible for developing the list of rare plant species listed as Endangered, Threatened, or of Special Concern by the State of Florida

History of the Endangered Plant Advisory Council

2015 Meeting Minutes

2014 Meeting Minutes

2013 Meeting Minutes

2012 Meeting Minutes

 

Support for Conservation Lands Acquisition

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For many years, FNPS has supported state and local acquisition of conservation lands. We operate at both the state and local level to support public acquisition and appropriate management of lands that protect intact ecosystems, native flora, and wildlife. At the state level, FNPS was a participant…

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Apply for a Conservation Grant

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FNPS annually provides grants for conservation projects leading to the conservation of Florida native plants and preservation or enhancement of their habitats. These grants are funded through our general membership fees, and from targeted donations from individuals, chapters, and organizations. Beginning in 2013, the focus of these awards is on Florida's endangered, threatened, and rare species and their habitats.

Apply for a Conservation Grant

 

 

The list below lists recent projects that we have funded.

Pine Rocklands Restoration at Zoo Miami,
Dr. Frank Ridgley, sponsored by the Dade Chapter (2016)

South Florida’s pine rocklands ecosystem hosts a unique and highly threatened plant community - more than 98% of pine rockland habitat has been destroyed by development. Zoo Miami’s 740-acre site is situated within the second largest remaining pine rockland ecosystem in the world, lagging only behind Everglades National Park. In this project, Zoo Miami's Conservation and Research Department seeks funding to plant threatened and endangered pine rocklands plants as part of an ongoing pine rocklands restoration project on zoo grounds. We will focus on threatened plant species that have been historically extirpated from Zoo Miami and adjacent reserves, and will include one federally endangered species, five state endangered species, and ten state threatened species. We will engage the Miami-Dade community in this project by using volunteers from the community to conduct plantings.

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Before:

Planting by dedicated volunteers:  

Over 700 plants in the ground:

This award was made possible by generous donations from the following:

·           Suncoast Chapter

·           Sarracenia Chapter

·           Pinellas Chapter

·           Nature Coast Chapter

·           Sea Rocket Chapter

·           Tarflower Chapter – in honor of Dick Deuerling

·           Dade Chapter - in honor of Joyce and Don Gann

·           Annie Schmidt