Protecting Rare Plants

From the Fridge to the Freezer

Taking Action Towards Recovery

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden works to conserve native plants at all levels of biological organization — from genes to ecosystems. Our entire team works together with partners to tackle complex rare plant conservation challenges, with the goals of preventing extinction and fostering recovery in the wild. This work takes us to unique and diverse habitats throughout the state, from Northern California to Baja California, Mexico, and from the Channel Islands to the Nevada border. 

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