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Maintaining a living plant collection is the most common method of ex situ conservation for plant
The Hamamelidaceae has genera with named cultivars, but only one cultivar registration authority for the genus Hamamelis.
This is an example from Denver Botanic Gardens of a Material Transfer Agreement:
Living Collections Access and Distribution Form.
Intensively managed landscapes, like those found in many public gardens, attempt to mitigate the impact of significant weather events through irrigation, improving soil characteristics, and mulching.
Plant records management is critical to the success of a garden regardless of its size, mission, or budget.
Reporting and tracking use of collections is especially important for gardens to expand and/or sustain programming and communicate with members of their board and the public.
The U.S. national heritage of approximately one billion biodiversity specimens, once
digitized, can be linked to emerging digital data sources to form an information-rich network
Natural history museums are unique spaces for interdisciplinary research and for educational
innovation. Through extensive exhibits and public programming and by hosting rich
These best practices represent a compilation of previous CPC guidelines with updated
The first two decades of the twenty-first century have seen a rapid rise in the mobilization of digital biodiversity data.