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A Threat to Ecological Investments: Plant Pathogens in Landscape Restoration Projects

To repair ecological damage caused by construction, landscape managers typically apply restoration techniques - but what if these activities further damage the ecology? Invasive Phytophthora pathogens have been inadvertently introduced to...

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4/29/21
Filoli Public Reopening Plan (May 5, 2020)

These plans and guidelines are subject to change. You can also view their printable visitor map as a companion resource. 

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5/7/20
Request to Reopen Holden Arboretum Grounds

Following the Governor’s announcement on the re-opening trajectory for Ohio, see Holden Forests & Gardens request to reopen the Arboretum grounds on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, HF&G will follow all the...

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5/5/20
Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Directing Public Health Safety Measures for Businesses Permitted to Maintain In-person Operations

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a contagious disease that is rapidly
spreading from person to person in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. COVID-19 can
be transmitted from people who are infected with the virus even if they are...

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4/30/20
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

To reduce the impact of COVID-19 outbreak conditions on businesses, workers, customers, and the public, it is important for all employers to plan now for COVID-19. For employers who have already planned for influenza pandemics, planning for COVID-19...

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4/30/20
MoBot's 'Planet Doctor' Discusses 50th Earth Day, Sustainability Amid Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted questions about ways to be sustainable at a time when single-use goods are preferred. The outbreak has also led to a decrease in air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, albeit temporary. 

Joining...

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4/27/20
Essential Staff Operations Planning & Procedures During Pandemic

These suggested protocols can help institutions maintain essential functions in the face of a massive workforce reduction of prolonged duration. These horticultural best practices will sustain living collections and plants in production while limiting...

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3/31/20
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Plan

This Plan is intended to outline plans for preparing for emergencies and for immediate response and short-term recovery efforts in an emergency. In addition, it contains plans for the security of the Arboretum's living and non-living collections and...

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12/5/19
Waste Audit: Appalachian State University

Consistent with the zero waste commitment, Appalachian State University has completed a comprehensive waste audit on campus, and has identified a need to reimagine their waste stream management. Appalachian State University contracted Kessler...

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10/18/19
EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program Strategic Plan 2017 – 2022

The three strategic priorities chosen as the focus of the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Program for Fiscal Years 2017 to 2022 present significant opportunities for environmental, economic and social results. The strategic priority areas...

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10/16/19
Bartlett: Mulch Application Guidelines

Mulches provide many benefits for trees and shrubs. Properly applied mulch will moderate soil temperatures, reduce soil moisture loss, reduce soil compaction, provide nutrients, improve soil structure, foster beneficial microbial communities, and keep...

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10/15/19
Material Transfer Agreement: Living Collections Access and Distribution Form

This is an example from Denver Botanic Gardens of a Material Transfer Agreement:
Living Collections Access and Distribution Form. 

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8/21/19

 

 
Climate Action & Adaptation Plans

A strategic framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Cities utilize climate action plans as roadmaps for achieving emissions reductions and improving community resilience. Here, there are several...

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4/15/19
The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes provide guidance to cultural landscape owners, stewards and managers, landscape architects, preservation...

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2/7/19
Bellevue Botanical Garden-Sample Work Load Plan

This is a sample work load planning spreadsheet from Bellevue Botanical Gardens. This is a tool they use to help with maintenance management and with projections/justifications for staffing new garden areas as they build out their master plan. ...

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2/28/18
Materials Management Guidance

The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) has provided certification and profile surveys exteremely useful and relevant to the Materials Management Attribute....

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8/31/17