An Evening of Stewardship at the Mariposa Botanical Preserve
Join Native Plant Society Botanist Julie Spelletich, BLM Botanist Armand Rebischke, and KS Wild to help pull invasive star thistle in the habitat of the rare Green's Mariposa Lily. After, we'll celebrate our work together at El Paraiso in Ashland.
Carpool leaving at 3pm from El Paraiso on Clover Lane in Ashland.
More on Mariposa Lily Preserve: Mariposa Lily Botanical Area. The BLM acquired the area in 1993 in a unique land exchange involving the Nature Conservancy and ranchers in the Colestein 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.