Friday March 24, 2-3:00pm

Join us each month as we highlight San Diego Botanic Garden’s commitment to and support of current plant-based research.

This month we will feature Rachel Sadowski,  SDBG’s Conservation Specialist II, as she explores how SDBG staff spent the last year intensively surveying for, mapping, collecting from, and propagating ten endangered species in the Otay Mountain Wilderness area as part of a conservation partnership with the Bureau of Land Management. This ambitious project emphasizes the  study of endangered species through a range of conservation horticulture techniques and strategies, including genomic analysis, as a way to guide and benefit future restoration efforts for the target species and other rare native plants. Come learn how SDBG staff are scouring every nook and cranny of this mountainous wilderness while collecting GIS data about population distribution, environmental factors, and threats related to each of these species.

SDBG follows local safety and health guidelines, and supports staff and visitors who choose to wear masks as they prefer.

Cost: Free with Garden admission.

Class format: In person, indoors

Please register by March 23, walk-ins welcome, space permitting.