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Native Vegetation Investments Pay Conservation Dividends

Viewers will learn about native vegetation’s applicability to a myriad of conservation practices beyond wildlife uses through an exploration of the supporting scientific research applied throughout the tall grass prairie and southeastern grasslands...

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3/16/18
Planters Selection Key to Conservation Planting Success

Establishing conservation plantings is no easy task. Native seed are often small or fluffy and create a unique set of problems for the conservationist to overcome. Planters must be capable of planting these small, fluffy seeds at a consistent rate and...

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2/14/18
A Citizen’s Guide to Creating Pollinator Habitat in Connecticut

This guide is applicable to other states and is a good framework for those interested in creating pollinator habitat. 

Pollination – the transfer of pollen from a male anther to a female stigma – is basic to the sexual reproduction of flowering...

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2/9/18
Selecting and Maintaining Genetic Diversity

The Great Basin-Native Plant Project and Fire Science Exchange, the BLM Plant Conservation Program, the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, and the Society for Ecological Restoration Great Basin Chapter provided this webinar series on...

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2/1/18
The Evergreen Native Plant Database

The Native Plant Database is an easy-to-use resource for gardeners across Canada.

Browse for native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, aquatic and vine species by regions across...

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1/30/18
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
Reforestation, Nurseries, & Genetic Resources (RNGR)

RNGR mission:

To supply people who grow forest and conservation seedlings with the very latest technical information.

Check out the RNGR site to utilize their national nursery and seed...

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11/17/17
Performance testing to identify climate-ready trees

Urban forests produce ecosystem services that can benefit city dwellers, but are especially vulnerable to climate change stressors such as heat, drought, extreme winds and pests. Tree selection is an important decision point for managers wanting to...

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11/17/17
The Use of the National Hierarchical Framework of Ecological Units for Seed Zone Demarcation

In this webinar, Dr. Greg Nowacki, Regional Ecologist, Acting Soil Program Leader, USDA Forest Service,...

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11/16/17
Seed Zones & Population Movement Guidelines: Concepts & Tools

The USDA Forest Service Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetics Resources team had their third discussion webinar about what it will take...

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11/16/17
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
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
Teaching Tools-Native Plants & Ecosystem Services

Check out Michigan State University's Power Point presentations, webinars, and videos to learn about native plants, beneficial insects, and pollinators. These teaching tools...

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9/18/17
Monarch Butterflies: Communicating the Intersection of Plant and Insect Conservation

Public gardens occupy a key position in supporting nationwide efforts to increase monarch butterfly populations. However, numerous questions remain to be resolved in regards to how we can best support conservation of both monarch butterflies and the...

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7/9/17
Accepting and Embracing Plant Collection Donations

Presenters will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of accepting large plant-collection donations. Three institutions have tackled this challenge in recent years and will discuss how they brought in large collections, some with...

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7/9/17
The Triumphs and Tribulations of Trialing: All-America Selections and Beyond

A well-developed trialing program can benefit a public garden, its visitors, and the horticulture industry as a whole. Successful plants with proven performance create beautiful displays that engage the public and showcase the living landscape. The...

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7/9/17
GMOs 101: An Introduction to History, Science, Impact, and Educational Strategies Relating to Plant Biotechnology

GM plants are the result of one of the most rapidly adopted plantbased technologies ever deployed. In the U.S. alone, hundreds of millions of people and billions of farm animals have been consuming products from these crops for more than 15 years. GMOs...

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7/8/17
New Perspectives: Changing the Smithsonian Gardens’ Butterfly Habitat Garden to a Pollinator Garden

In 1995, Smithsonian Gardens opened the Butterfly Habitat Garden at the National Museum of Natural History. After twenty years, this popular landscape is being reinterpreted to become the Pollinator Garden....

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9/24/16
Climate is Changing Collections Management

As climate change places continued pressure upon wild-plant populations, botanical gardens and arboreta become increasingly indispensable conservation agents. Not only are collection managers faced with harder...

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9/24/16
Successfully Run the Tropical Plant Gauntlet: Ease the Pain of a Florida Tropical Plant Purchase

Florida tropical plant nurseries offer something many of us in the public garden world are using more and more, large and small tropical plants for annual garden displays, interior displays, and conservatories...

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9/24/16

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