Federal Protections for Plant
It's always a great day when valuable and beautiful species previously thought to be forever lost suddenly reappear upon the landscape. It would seem more than certain that the Franciscan Manzanita would be given endangered status, considering it's been so long since one has been found. But what type of government inefficiency dictates that the process to secure this plant takes over a year!? I'd love to know what constitutes "endangered" if a plant not seen since the 40s doesn't. Anyway, great news for the plant and for the overall environmental beauty of our city.