Remembering Dr. Sarah Reichard
Updated: Aug 15, 2018
Dr. Sarah Reichard served as vice president on the PNW-IPC Board of Directors. In addition, she was a professor at the University of Washington and Associate Director of its Botanic Garden. Her research was focused on understanding the biology of invasive plants and using that understanding to develop risk assessment methods to prevent their introduction and spread.
Dr. Reichard co-authored a National Academy of Science report "Predicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests." She was co-editor of "Invasive Species in the Pacific Northwest," (University of Washington Press) and author of numerous research papers. She also served six years on the federal Invasive Species Advisory Committee and was on the Invasive Species Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Dr. Reichard founded and directed the Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program, which works with federal, state, and local agencies to protect Washington's rare plant species.
To learn more about her life and dedication to plant conservation see:
And three videos of Sarah speaking about the importance and challenges of plant conservation over the course of her career:
We will always remember Sarah and be grateful for her restoration efforts.