You may never have even heard of this plant. It’s the Robbins’ cinquefoil flower, a small alpine species found only on the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Fortunately, a strong partnership to protect habitat and rear seeds in captivity kept this quarter-sized plant from extinction and ensured its future on the slopes.
Ice, floods, drought, and invasions–and this rare plant hangs on! Check out this story, one of the many successes we’re celebrating for the Endangered Species Act 40th anniversary.
Bethany shares why we can be thankful for this landmark environmental law, a safety net for more than 1,400 species in the country. We’re thankful for Bethany continuing her blog series as a Fish and Wildlife Service volunteer!