The current political and economic climates in the US and Mexico have left endangered species protections in jeopardy.  EnceliaAlliance aims to provide a safety net for the most vulnerable but currently unprotected plants in the North American deserts.

Goals for Spring 2017:

Taking full advantage of the abundant rains this year, we are focusing first on three species from the Encelia Alliance, a group that includes the Panamint Daisy (Enceliopsis covillei) featured on the historic logo of the California Native Plant Society, and two critically endangered but currently unprotected species from Baja California: Encelia ravenii and Encelia densifolia.

We have already secured a generous in-kind gift of seed-banking from the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG), and we already have two of these species growing in cultivation.

Our crowdfunding goal is to raise $10,000 to seed bank and study three more iconic species: Enceliopsis argophylla, Enceliopsis nudicaulis ssp corrugata, and a species of Chaenactis from Baja California that is new to science and known from a single population.

Our operational target is to generate enough seed and seedlings in one year to donate at least five pounds of seed and five thousand seedlings to land managers in the US and Mexico for revegetation and restoration efforts.

Our first campaign ends soon.  If you are interested in learning more or would like to join us on a field collection trip, please donate or sign up for our newsletter.

EnceliaAlliance is proud to partner with the following organizations:

Current campaign ends in:

Number donations:  10
Amount:  $1053