The below case studies were collected and shared in a September 2018 Newsletter from the Center for Plant Conservation. 

Based on an interview with Denise Knapp, Director of Conservation and Research, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden shares lessons learned from past wildlifes with an eye on the future for how to be prepared and adapt to this recurring natural disaster: 

Johnny Randall, Director of Conservation, North Carolina Botanical Garden, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, shares how the garden uses fire to help protect over 1,000 acres of nature preserves in the Piedmont Savanna:

Based on an interview with Holly Forbes, Curator, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley shares how critical pre-emptive disaster preparedness is, and how with the help of a scout in the area, the staff at the University of California Botanical Garden were able to time a collection of the rare Merced clarkia before fire struck: