How do big wildfires impact rare native plants? Find out from New Mexico’s state botanist, Daniela Roth at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Roth will reveal whether rare plants in the Gila and Lincoln National Forests are dying or thriving after fires in 2012 and 2013 drastically changed the landscape.
This is the first study that investigates the impacts of mega fires on rare plants in the forests of New Mexico.
Roth will present her findings and management recommendations to preserve local biodiversity and ensure future generations can enjoy New Mexico’s rare plants.
Daniela Roth’s experience includes a dozen years in the Navajo Nation backcountry, where she researched rare flora for the Navajo Natural Heritage Program. She is the State Botanist and Program Manager for the Endangered Plant Program within the New Mexico Forestry Division.
The talk will take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. It is free to attend and no registration is required. For more information about this and other Pajarito Environmental Education Center programs, visit peecnature.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 662-0460.