In December 2012, FWS Ecologist Ted Thomas carefully transported over 3,000 golden paintbrush seedlings (Castilleja levisecta) from the Center for Natural Lands Management nursery in Olympia, WA to the San Juan Island National Historical Park in northwest Washington. Listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, golden paintbrush provides food, shelter, and habitat to a variety of prairie species in western Washington.
|Jerald Weaver and Raena Parsons, National Park Service staff helping to move seedlings from truck to site.|
|NPS and local volunteer's planting golden paintbrush at American Camp, San Juan Island.|
|Local San Juan Island volunteers planting golden paintbrush seedlings on conserved private lands.|
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