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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
State of the World's Plants 2017

Last year's State of the World’s Plants report focused predominantly on synthesising knowledge of the numbers of different categories of plants: How many vascular plants are currently known to science? How many are threatened with extinction? What is...

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12/12/17
Matching Appropriate Seed to Conservation Practices

Learn about ecotypes and ecological restoration planning tools for greater long term conservation planting success. This webinar is presented...

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11/16/17
Common Garden Studies for Herbaceous Plants: Lessons Learned from the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem

In this webinar, Dr. Joan Walker, Research Ecologist at the USDA Forest Service Southern Research...

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11/16/17
Climate Considerations When Developing Updated Seed Zones

The second of the Eastern Seed Zone Forum's online lecture and discussion hours aimed at providing both information about the creation of seed zones in general and a forum in which professionals, experts, and interested parties discuss the possibility...

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11/16/17
A synthesis of thresholds for focal species along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts: A review of research and applications

The impacts from climate change are increasing the possibility of vulnerable coastal species and habitats crossing critical thresholds that could spur rapid and possibly irreversible changes. For species of high conservation concern, improved knowledge...

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11/16/17
From Idea to Realization: BGCI's Manual on Planning, Developing, and Managing Botanic Gardens
With an awareness of the global multilateral environmental agreements (or ‘MEAs’) that shape many national laws and conservation initiatives, botanic garden managers can develop policies that foster outward-looking...
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11/1/17
Benchmarking Collections Case Study, Orchids

Why Benchmark Plant Collections?

  • Compare your collection with others
  • Define your collection’s scope
  • Verify what’s special, unique, common
  • Use results to make decisions – what to keep, what to cull, what to seek
  • ...
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11/18/15
Natural Disaster Planning Template

As stewards of living collections, public garden staff safeguard plants in the best interest of their organizations and audiences. There are many different threats to the safety and security of these gardens and their collections, with natural...

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11/5/15

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