Rare Plant Research

Saving rare, native plants from extinction on Ring Mountain.


  • Manage invasive plant species.
  • Monitor and manage rare plants.
  • Restore native plants to areas where invasive plants have been removed.
  • Partner with local organizations to educate and involve the community in stewardship.

Project Partners

  • Nature Conservancy
  • Assistant Professor of Biology at Mills College, Sarah Swope, PhD
  • California Native Grasslands Association Diana Jeffery, PhD
  • Marin Master Gardeners
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Many individuals and organizations who have donated time at volunteer workdays.

In May 2018, the Marin County Board of Supervisors signed off on a $240,000 Nature Conservancy grant to help support the Ring Mountain Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Program through early 2021.

The USFWS supported showy clover reintroduction research with grants totaling $36,837.