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December 2018 Newsletter

Dig In, Sign Up, Save Plants

As we wrap up 2018, take a moment to join us as we look back at a number of essential accomplishments at the Center for Plant Conservation. Highlights include extensive network building both nationally and internationally, completion of the much anticipated CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices to Support Species Survival, and the addition of several new members this year into the CPC Network of Participating Institutions.

Looking forward to the new year, where each month we will keep you up-to-date and in the know on the latest in saving plants.

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Save Plants

December 2018 Newsletter

Dig In, Sign Up, Save Plants

As we wrap up 2018, take a moment to join us as we look back at a number of essential accomplishments at the Center for Plant Conservation. Highlights include extensive network building both nationally and internationally, completion of the much anticipated CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices to Support Species Survival, and the addition of several new members this year into the CPC Network of Participating Institutions.

Looking forward to the new year, where each month we will keep you up-to-date and in the know on the latest in saving plants.

Sign Up for monthly informative and comprehensive news from our PIs on the science of saving plants delivered straight to your email. Don’t miss another update!

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.

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.

News from our Save Plants Digest

Interview with Spencer Crews

December 19th, 2018|

Recently retired, Spencer Crews is still active with the garden that, as its executive director for 23 years, he helped build. Mr. Crews brought Lauritzen Gardens into the CPC network to ensure their conservation program was adopting the highest standards, and as a board trustee, he looks forward to welcoming more institutions into the fold.

The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture

2019 Award – Call for Applications

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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