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December 2019 Newsletter

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In this December 2019 issue of Save Plants, we reflect upon our exciting accomplishments of the year. We feature articles on CPC’s new Participating Institutions, Network and Corporate Partners and Board of Trustees Members; a fascinating story about the conservation efforts of a Denver Botanic Gardens team in their quest to save the globally rare Grand Mesa beardtongue (Penstemon mensarum); more information about the recently launched CPC Rare Plant Academy; and a review of our 2019 newsletters. We have had quite a year here at the Center for Plant Conservation! Check out the creative ways CPC conducts plant conservation. Learn more in this month’s Save Plants newsletter.

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Background photo: Seed collections in remote places offer great views, like this one from the McClure Pass population of Grand Mesa beardtongue. Photo credit: Alex Seglias, courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens.

December 2019 Newsletter

Dig In, Sign Up, Save Plants

In this December 2019 issue of Save Plants, we reflect upon our exciting accomplishments of the year. We feature articles on CPC’s new Participating Institutions, Network and Corporate Partners and Board of Trustees Members; a fascinating story about the conservation efforts of a Denver Botanic Gardens team in their quest to save the globally rare Grand Mesa beardtongue (Penstemon mensarum); more information about the recently launched CPC Rare Plant Academy; and a review of our 2019 newsletters. We have had quite a year here at the Center for Plant Conservation! Check out the creative ways CPC conducts plant conservation. Learn more in this month’s Save Plants newsletter.

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CPC Rare Plant Academy

CPC Rare Plant Academy is a hub of learning, sharing, and discovery for the plant conservation community. CPC Rare Plant Academy brings the Center for Plant Conservation Best Practices to life by integrating instructional videos and community discourse with web-based interactive guidelines for plant conservation methods. This platform seeks to answer plant conservation’s most challenging “how to’s” by capturing the knowledge of Center for Plant Conservation’s network of expert botanists in modern, learning-friendly formats. As such, CPC Rare Plant Academy will be a training ground for the next generation of plant conservation scientists, who will be the first line of defense against plant extinction.

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The Center for Plant Conservation is pleased to announce the publication of CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices to Support Species Survival in the Wild. For the first time we have consolidated our guidelines to cover plant conservation practice from soup to nuts. We urge practitioners to review the new guidelines that reflect updated knowledge about best scientific practice.

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CPC Rare Plant Academy

CPC Rare Plant Academy is a hub of learning, sharing, and discovery for the plant conservation community. CPC Rare Plant Academy brings the Center for Plant Conservation Best Practices to life by integrating instructional videos and community discourse with web-based interactive guidelines for plant conservation methods. This platform seeks to answer plant conservation’s most challenging “how to’s” by capturing the knowledge of Center for Plant Conservation’s network of expert botanists in modern, learning-friendly formats. As such, CPC Rare Plant Academy will be a training ground for the next generation of plant conservation scientists, who will be the first line of defense against plant extinction.

Check out the CPC Rare Plant Academy

The Center for Plant Conservation is pleased to announce the publication of CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices to Support Species Survival in the Wild. For the first time we have consolidated our guidelines to cover plant conservation practice from soup to nuts. We urge practitioners to review the new guidelines that reflect updated knowledge about best scientific practice.

Download CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices PDF

News from our Save Plants Digest

Interview with Joyce Maschinski, Ph.D., President and CEO, Center for Plant Conservation

November 6th, 2019|

This month we take the opportunity to more thoroughly introduce our readers to the CPC’s new President and CEO, Dr. Joyce Maschinski. We at CPC look forward to Joyce’s leadership as we march forward to save plants.

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America’s flora is at risk, but it can be saved.

Today nearly 30% of the native flora in the United States is considered to be of conservation concern. Without human intervention, many of these plants may be gone within our lifetime. 80% of at-risk species are closely related to plants with economic value and more than 50% are related to crop species.

Plants in Peril.

CPC’s National Collection of Endangered Plants is composed of the most imperiled plants in the country. An important conservation resource, the Collection is a backup in case a species becomes extinct or no longer reproduces in the wild. Live plant material is collected from nature under controlled conditions and then carefully maintained as seed, rooted cuttings or mature plants.

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