The Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program (Rare Care) partners with federal, state and local land holding agencies to monitor rare plant populations across the state and has completed more than 870 reports. In 2003 the only state-of-the-art climate controlled storage and lab facility for seeds of Washington’s rare plants was built at UWBG. The Miller Seed Vault currently stores seeds of 70 rare Washington species and has received 4,009 accessions (seed lots).
Biology of invasive species, including assessment of invasive potential of introduced plants and impacts of current invaders
Propagation of rare species for reintroduction into the wild