2019 Rare Plant Forum
The 2019 Rare Plant Forum is almost here!
This years Forum will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 9am to 3pm at Shavers Creek Environmental Center near Petersburg, PA in beautiful Huntingdon County. Lodging is probably easiest to find in State College (about 20 minutes from Shavers Creek), but we would also be remiss if we didnt recommend Huntingdon (about 30 minutes from Shavers Creek) as well. Information regarding directions can be found here: https://www.shaverscreek.org/about-us/visitor-information/
A note regarding parking: Shavers Creek Environmental Center is situated within the East Entrance of Stone Valley Forest and Recreation Area (owned and managed by Penn State). There are several parking lots at the Center but RPF and PPCN attendees who are able and interested in a short hike are encouraged to park at nearby Stone Valley Cabins and Concession area (accessible by following Scare Pond Road around the Lake, off of Red Rose Road) to help alleviate any congestion at the Center itself. A short ADA accessible trail (Boardwalk/Lake Trail) runs from the Cabin parking area to the Center, with sight-seeing and botanizing along the way. This will be a great opportunity to go for a walk or hike on your way to/from the meetings at the Center. Further information about Stone Valley Recreation Area, including a map link is available here: https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/campusrec/stonevalley
The PA Rare Plant Forum serves as an opportunity for concerned citizens and plant enthusiasts to discuss changes to the regulatory status of PA Plant species. These discussions are used by DCNR, along with data from the PA Heritage Program and the recommendations of PA Vascular Plant Technical Committee, to inform decisions on plant classifications.
We will have discussions regarding status changes, field species for 2019, a update regarding Allium research, and a report-out from Fridays PA Plant Conservation Alliance Stakeholder meeting. There are also opportunities for hikes in and around Shavers Creek, as well as the adjacent Penn State Forest and Rothrock State Forest.
You will also find the minutes and proposal decisions from the 2018 Rare Plant Forum as well as updated information about the 2019 Rare Plant Forum Proposals and Agenda at: www.pabotany.org
Shavers Creek Environmental Center (View)
3400 Discovery Road
Petersburg, PA 16669
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