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Living Collection Curation- A Holistic Approach, With The RBGE Palm House As A Case Study

The necessity to redesign and relandscape the interior of the Temperate Palmhouse at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) created the opportunity to undertake a full curatorial survey of the palms and other plants contained in the Palmhouse.

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1/12/18
Inadequate Accession Data Compromises the Conservation Value of Plant Collections

This publication reviews the accession data quality and record keeping at 21 botanic gardens, 35 gardens with National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG) collections, and eight other significant gardens in the

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1/12/18
Important Plant Areas: revised selection criteria for a global approach to plant conservation

Despite the severe threats to plant habitats and high levels of extinction risk for plant species in many parts of the world, plant conservation priorities are often poorly represented in national and global frameworks because of a lack of data in an ac

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1/12/18
Prioritization for the Conservation of Cultivated Plants-A New Approach

In this paper, the case for the conservation of plants that have arisen in cultivation is provided and the mechanisms for extinction discussed, with examples.

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1/12/18
What to do when we can't bank on seeds: What botanic gardens can learn from the zoo community about conserving plants in living collections

This is a great resource for learning about ex-situ conservation strategies and lessons learned outsite the botanic garden community that can be adopted to ensure genetic diversity of valued plant collections isn't lost in the future. 

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1/12/18
Plant Collection "Half Life:" Can Botanic Gardens Weather the Climate?

Botanic gardens are organized around plant collections, and climate change will affect those collections.

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1/12/18
BHS OSHA: New Electronic Reporting Requirements

Federal OSHA now requires certain establishments to electronically report their OSHA injury log by December 15, 2017.

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1/4/18
Native Plants for the Garden

To help gardeners include more native plants in their gardens, here is a collection of best YouTube videos about native plants and best growing practices. 

 

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12/20/17
Financing Green Infrastructure Projects

The key points of this briefing paper are the following: 

#1 The budgeting process must consider the differing life cycle characteristics between green and gray infrastructure.

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12/20/17
Resource Guide for Planning, Designing, and Implementing Green Infrastructure in Parks

Parks have long played an integral role in community landscapes.

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12/20/17

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