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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
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
AAM Direct Care of Collections: Ethics, Guidelines, and Recommendations

This white paper:

summarizes the history behind the code of ethics’ use of the phrase “direct care of collections”

reviews the ethical principles regarding responsible governance and collections stewardship

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12/19/17

 

 
 
Landscape Succession Strategy

Ten years ago the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria embarked on an ambitious project to collect, treat and distribute storm water from the catchment within and around the botanic garden.

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12/19/17
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.

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12/19/17
Understanding Your Obligations Under OSHA's LOTO Requirements

The following are some of the questions this webinar, presentation, and document seeks to answer: 

What is the OSHA standard for control of hazardous energy sources?

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12/15/17
Educational Facilities Insight: Fixing Your Gaps In Catastrophe Readiness

While natural disasters cannot be prevented, they can be and must be prepared for. Understanding the risk of not being prepared is the first step in emergency preparedness, and directly applies to facilities management.

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12/15/17
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.

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12/12/17

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