The anti-extinction rapid response team

What would you do if you found a highly endangered or thought-to-be-extinct plant about to become roadkill on the highway of human activity? A group of Californians is rescuing endangered specimens in an attempt to slow the accelerating pace of extinctions.

This kind of ecosystem intervention will grow more important as climate change, agriculture, extractive industries and development are likely to take an increasingly devastating toll on habitats.

Pacific Standard has the story.