Endangered Plant Makes a Comeback





Nelson’s checker-mallow was listed as an endangered species in 1993 due to habitat loss from agrarian development, stream alterations, and filling and draining of wetlands.

Over the past several years, more than a dozen agencies and organizations have worked to rebuild the plants population. We’re excited to share that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just delisted the species in the past month!

Author info

Follow the Water

Follow the Water

Follow the Water is about our relationship with our rivers. It’s about connecting people with our water—where we live, work, and play. It’s also about connecting our behaviors to the rivers so we understand that what we do affects water—both positively and negatively. Follow the Water is about learning and sharing new ways to be better to our water with your friends and neighbors.

Related Posts

What are PFAS and PFOS?

Forever chemicals are commonly found in just about every consumer product. They are synthetic toxins…


Microplastics are getting more attention here in the Columbia basin—researchers at PSU are hoping to…

Using Lasers for Oregon’s Ice Glaciers

Johnny Ryan and Markus Allgaier, both from the University of Oregon have carried out impressive…