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Hike: Rare Plants and Local Stewardship at Mariposa Botanical Preserve

Hike at the Mariposa Botanical Preserve with Botanist Julie Spelletich (Siskiyou Chapter of Oregon Native Plant Society), and participate as forest stewards to pull non-native weed species with Botanist Armand Rebischke (Medford BLM). 
     Mariposa Lily Botanical Area. The BLM acquired the area in 1993 in a unique land exchange involving the Nature Conservancy and ranchers in the Rogue Valley. The 222-acre botanical area is located west of Interstate 5 and just north of the California border and provides protection for Greene’s mariposa lily and Detling’s microseris. Greene’s mariposa lily grows only in southern Jackson County, Oregon and northern Siskiyou County, California. Detling’s microseris, is found only in Jackson County, OR. The preserve also serves as year-round habitat for blacktail deer and a small elk herd and contains portions of the old Oregon/California Trail.