The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says almost sixty new populations of rare plants were discovered last year. The discoveries were made by the DNR’s volunteer-run Rare Plant Monitoring Program.
Each year, volunteers throughout the state document and catalogue new populations of rare and endangered plants.
Earlier today, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with DNR Botanist Kevin Doyle, coordinator of the Rare Plant Monitoring Program.
(Photo: English Sundew, a rare and endangered plant recently rediscovered in Ashland County. C/o Wisconsin DNR)