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In 2012, more than two million acres of important sage-brush habitat burned in four Western States.
Native plant communities are key to ecosystem health, resiliency, and productivity.
Complete and accurate plant records are a defining feature of arboreta and botanic gardens.
Recent estimates indicate that one-fifth of botanical species worldwide are considered at risk of becoming extinct in the wild.
Impacts of global climate change, habitat loss, and other environmental changes on the world's biota and peoples continue to increase, especially on islands and in high elevation areas.
As multidisciplinary institutions at the interface between people and plants, botanic gardens are prime centres for botanical research and plant conservation.
This handbook provides guidelines for the maintenance of standardized plant records at Welkinweir.
The purpose of the Denver Botanic Gardens' 2017 Collections Management Policy is to ensure that the living collections are well managed, now and into the future.
Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more.
Public gardens have an obligation to uphold the highest ethical standards, including when it comes to development and management of the collections in our care.