Location: Near Harvard, Idaho, USA.
Description: Water Howellia is one of the oddest plants on Earth. It flowers once underwater and then produces a completely different flower above the water. It only exists at six locations in the world, one of which is along the Palouse River in North Idaho, and is an endangered species. Fortunately the Palouse Land Trust holds a conservation easement on the property where this population lives and Michael manages the affairs of the plant and the easement, with support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute.
Start date: January 2009.
End date: ongoing.