Presenter: Jackie Poole

Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Rare Plants of Texas
March 2008

I. Executive Summary: Jackie Poole, botanist with the Wildlife Diversity Program in the Wildlife Division, will give a short presentation on the recently published Texas A&M Press field guide, the Rare Plants of Texas. Poole, along with three co-authors, compiled hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and pages of information on 250 of the rarest plants in Texas. This book fulfills the TPWD Chapter 88 mandate to provide and distribute lists of endangered, threatened, or protected plants as well as distributing pictures and information on these plants to law enforcement and the public for educational purposes.