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Facing Change: Insights from the American Alliance of Museums’ Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Working Group

This document presents a shared vocabulary and a set of basic principles to guide
professionals toward incorporating Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) into the heart of their work. It is meant to be a starting place, not an...

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5/4/18

 

 
Mainstreaming Potable Water Reuse in the United States: Strategies for Leveling the Playing Field

As interest in potable water reuse intensifies among municipal utilities, state and federal governments, researchers, and supporting organizations, significant effort has been focused on technical objectives related to ensuring system performance and...

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4/27/18
Herbivory, Climate Change and the Future Landscape of Isle Royale National Park: Developing an Herbivory Monitoring Program to Adaptively Manage the Park’s Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems

This report presents a vegetation and herbivory monitoring protocol intended to assess the combined effects of herbivory and climate change on the terrestrial plant communities of Isle Royale National Park (ISRO). This protocol will capture data on...

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4/24/18
An Equitable Water Future: A National Briefing Paper

The US Water Alliance developed this briefing paper to expand national understanding of the water-related challenges that vulnerable communities face. This paper is inspired and informed by the contributions of diverse stakeholders—utility managers,...

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4/20/18
Urban Agriculture Toolkit

A resource created by USDA’s Know Your Farmer team to help entrepreneurs and community leaders successfully create jobs and increase access to healthy food through urban agriculture. It focuses on some of the most pressing challenges confronting urban...

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4/19/18
Healthy Food Systems, Healthy People

This report identifies research and education/outreach priorities, as well as the need to integrate these efforts across agriculture, food, nutrition, and health care systems to make a positive difference on human health and chronic disease. America’s...

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4/19/18
The Business of Planting Trees

Across the world, companies with a wide range of business models are making money from planting trees. These restoration enterprises are proving that restoring degraded forests and agricultural lands is not only good for the planet, but a good business...

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4/19/18
Modernizing Plant Records Management

This report introduces readers to digital plant records management, provides a comparative analysis of the leading digital plant recordkeeping tools, and outlines considerations related to use of these tools to enhance plant care, public education, and...

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4/2/18
World Happiness Report

Increasingly, with globalisation, the people of the world are on the move; and most of these migrants are seeking a happier life. But do they achieve it? That is the central issue considered in this 2018 World Happiness Report. This report is part of...

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3/16/18
Museums as Economic Engines

The museum sector is essential to the national economy — generating GDP, stimulating jobs, and contributing taxes. These economic effects can be measured using a standard technique known as economic impact analysis. This...

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2/21/18
Outside Our Doors

The Nature Conservancy have worked carefully to present a comprehensive analysis of current evidence on how our human communities need nature in and around them to thrive. This report presents a panoramic view of how our cities and towns benefit from...

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2/14/18
Holistically Analyzing the Benefits of Green Infrastructure

This document outlines an approach to holistically evaluate the benefits of implementing green infrastructure. The guidance places emphasis on first understanding the goal and scope for assessing benefits. It uses the goal and scope to step the user...

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1/30/18
Guide to Public-Private Collaboration On City Climate Resilience Planning

When city leaders and business leaders collaborate, it can lead to a virtuous circle through which initial resilience actions by cities lead to actions by businesses that lead to further action by cities. Since 2013, the Center for...

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1/25/18
National Strategy and Action Plan for the Role of Australia’s Botanic Gardens in Adapting to Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report concluded that human induced climate change is expected to have a discernable influence on many physical and biological systems. The resilience of many ecosystems is likely to be...

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1/22/18
National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration

The PCA Federal Committee, chaired by the Bureau of Land Management, developed the “National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration 2015-2020” in cooperation with Federal and non-Federal partners. The “National Seed Strategy for...

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1/18/18
Visualizing Change: Context Briefing Report

The following topics are explored in this briefing report: visitor concerns regarding prioritized topics related to climate change (including sea level rise, glacier/sea ice change, ocean acidification, migration patterns and changes, impact of drought...

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12/22/17
Great Urban Parks Campaign: Case Studies

These case studies are successful examples of community engagement, design and planning, fostering partnerships, and procuring funding at parks in Baltimore, Denver, and Atlanta. 

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12/20/17
A Workflow to Preserve Genome-Quality Tissue Samples From Plants in Botanical Gardens and Arboreta

Internationally, gardens hold diverse living collections that can be preserved for genomic research. Workflows have been developed for genomic tissue sampling in other taxa (e.g., vertebrates), but are inadequate for plants. We outline a workflow for...

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12/19/17
Cycads: A model group for ex situ plant conservation

To meet the goals of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, the plant conservation community can leverage their collections to build integrated plant conservation programs. Using existing ex situ plant diversity as...

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12/19/17
New England Wildflower Society-State of the Plants

For the first time, this peer-reviewed report presents the most up-to-date data on the status of plants on the New England landscape. The data discerns increases and declines in both rare and common species across all six states (encompassing 186,400...

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12/12/17

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