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The Rare Plant Status Review Forum

CNPS solicits information about proposed changes to the CNPS Inventory via the Rare Plant Status Review Process. The CNPS Rare Plant Program encourages anyone who has knowledge about native plants, particularly rare plants, to contribute their comments/data as a Rare Plant Status Reviewer via the Rare Plant Status Review Forum.

In order to join a Regional Plant Status Review Group and/or become a member of the Rare Plant Status Review Forum, please fill out and submit this form (PDF 463kb) to Aaron E. Sims (

If you feel you might qualify as a reviewer, but are not able to fill out and/or submit this form, please contact Aaron E. Sims ( for more information on how to become involved.

Below are instructions on how to register and become involved on the Rare Plant Status Review Forum:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the "Register" link on the top, left side of the screen.
  3. Fill in the fields on the registration form, choose your preferences and submit. Please choose a username that contains your name (e.g. joe smith, joesmith95814, etc.)
  4. After registering, email your Username and a filled out copy of the reviewer form to
  5. Once you receive an email confirmation from Aaron, log in at the top of
  6. Click on Rare Plant Status Review and select a taxon to review. Use the "Post Reply" button to share your comments/data.

Note: This discussion forum is only visible when you are logged in.

Please contact Aaron Sims ( if you have any questions about the CNPS Rare Plant Program or the Rare Plant Status Review Forum

Click here for access to the Rare Plant Status Review Forum




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