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We monitor and advocate for rare plants and natural areas.
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We work to safeguard rare plants from extinction.
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Plants of Concern Celebrates 20 Years of Community Science & Rare Plant Monitoring
In 2001, Plants of Concern was launched through the Chicago Botanic Garden to track the status of rare, threatened, and endangered species in northeast Illinois. A landmark program at the time of its conception, Plants of Concern has...
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+840
volunteers
participating over the life of the program
+364
species
monitored by community scientists & partners
+173
land managers
partnering to save rare plants and habitats
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