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Generalized provisional seed zones for native plants

Deploying well-adapted and ecologically appropriate plant materials is a core component of successful restoration projects. The USDA Forest Service has developed generalized provisional seed zones that can be applied to any plant species in the United...

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3/29/18
Ethics of Using Biotechnology in Conservation

Hear from professionals and experts from organizations and univiersities around the world as they discuss the potential for biotechnology to address forest health. Part of an on-going project at The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and...

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3/19/18
Private Sector Involvement in Conservation Action

As President of the Wildlife Habitat Council, Margaret O'Gorman helps companies find value in natural resources conservation and mainstream biodiversity across operations.  She works with multinational corporations to develop integrated...

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3/16/18
Provisional Seed Zones: Indispensable Tools for Forest Conservation Assessment

The tenth and first installment of 2018 in the Eastern Seed Zone Forum's online lecture and discussion series aimed at providing both information about the creation of seed zones in general and a forum in which professionals, experts, and interested...

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3/16/18
Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaption Fund: Supporting public-private partnerships

Climate change poses serious concerns for the conservation of biodiversity and natural resources. To incentivize new and innovative approaches to help wildlife and ecosystems respond to climate change, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the...

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3/16/18
The future of plant conservation and the role of botanic gardens

The papers included in this special issue are mostly based on presentations made at the IABG international conference held at Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden, China, November 2016, which addressed the roles that botanic gardens, both in China and...

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3/15/18
Conservation utility of botanic garden living collections: Setting a strategy and appropriate methodology

In the realities of the modern world, when the natural habitat is rapidly disappearing and the number of imperiled plants is constantly growing, ex situ conservation is gaining importance. To meet this challenge, botanic gardens need...

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3/15/18
Conserving Biodiversity: Practical Guidance about Climate Change Adaptation Approaches in Support of Land-use Planning

As species’ geographic ranges and ecosystem functions are altered in response to climate change, there is a need to integrate biodiversity conservation approaches that promote natural adaptation into land use planning. Successful conservation will need...

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3/15/18
Forest and landscape restoration: Toward a shared vision and vocabulary

Our species plays a unique role in the past, present, and future of life on Earth. As primates, we need to eat, drink, sleep, be protected from predators and the elements, socialize, and procreate. As humans, we have the potential to overcome cultural...

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3/15/18
National Seed Strategy: Restoring Pollinator Habitat Begins with the Right Seed in the Right Place at the Right Time

In 2012, more than two million acres of important sage-brush habitat burned in four Western States. In the East, Hurricane Sandy caused not only widespread damage to homes and businesses, but also to native plant communities that stabilize soils and...

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3/15/18
The conservation value of germplasm stored at the Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

The Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) Partnership, developed and managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew), conserves propagules primarily from orthodox seed-bearing wild vascular plants. It is the largest ex situ conservation programme in the world...

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3/12/18
The future of plant conservation: linking to the U.N. 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

This video from the 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress features Cristián Samper who joined WCS as President and Chief Executive Officer of WCS in August 2012. Prior to this appointment, he was Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural...

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1/31/18
National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration

The PCA Federal Committee, chaired by the Bureau of Land Management, developed the “National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration 2015-2020” in cooperation with Federal and non-Federal partners. The “National Seed Strategy for...

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1/18/18
Saving seeds: Conserving our natural heritage

Seed banks have a significant role in safeguarding the conservation of plant genetic diversity on which our food security rests. This article describes some of the activities of the Australian Seed Bank Partnership.

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1/12/18
Working with Disaster Recovery Companies: What You Need to Know

If your institution is affected by a large-scale disaster, you may very well rely on the services of a disaster recovery company to help get back on your feet. What companies are out there and what services do they offer? How do you vet companies to...

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12/20/17
Fieldside Manner: Serving Plant Pathology’s Stakeholders (Part 1 & Part 2)
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12/13/17
Gene Conservation of Tree Species – Banking on The Future

This publication documents the 81 posters and oral presentations that were made from May 16-19, 2016 in Chicago, IL covering such topics as in situ conservation, ex situ conservation, identifying and assessing ecosystems/species to conserve,...

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12/11/17
A Changing Climate for Agriculture: Tools for Kick-starting Adaptation

This webinar introduces tools for collecting climate data, and how an Extension audience can use this data to support...

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11/16/17
Climate From the Field: Extension, Outreach and Engagement

A collaboration between the Climate Learning Network and the Climate Science Initiative, this webinar provides an overview of the USDA...

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11/16/17
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

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