Rare and Unusual Plants of the Umpqua National Forest.       Talk will be given in the Annex

Southern Oregon is one of the most botanically rich areas of the United States and includes many species that grow nowhere else in the world.  We will discuss many of the rare and unusual wildflowers, mosses and trees that occur on the Umpqua National Forest.  The presentation will cover the unique habitats, ecological processes, population trends and management challenges involved with these fascinating plants. 

Presentation is by Richard Helliwell USFS.

Roseburg native, Richard Helliwell has been the forest botanist on the Umpqua National Forest since 1995.  He has degrees from the University of Maryland and Southern Oregon State College.  Prior to coming to the Umpqua, he was a botanist for the Ochoco and Mt. Hood National Forests.  He also has experience in forest ecology and ethnobotany with the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.