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November 2019 Newsletter

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This November, CPC takes time to honor the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) collaborations with our Participating Institutions. Across the continental United States, as well as our island states and territories, the military conducts mission-critical training and readiness activities on the approximately 25 million acres that it manages. Many of the activities are compatible with endangered species management. In fact, the DoD has the highest density of species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of any federal land management agency. Learn more in this month’s Save Plants newsletter.

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Background photo: Georgia false indigo (Amorpha georgiana). Photo credit: Michael Kunz, Conservation Ecologist, courtesy of North Carolina Botanical Garden.

November 2019 Newsletter

Dig In, Sign Up, Save Plants

This November, CPC takes time to honor the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) collaborations with our Participating Institutions. Across the continental United States, as well as our island states and territories, the military conducts mission-critical training and readiness activities on the approximately 25 million acres that it manages. Many of the activities are compatible with endangered species management. In fact, the DoD has the highest density of species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of any federal land management agency. Learn more in this month’s Save Plants newsletter.

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For 2018, we once again shattered all expectations by saving more plants than ever before. Through the hard work of our National Office team, overseen by our dedicated Board of Trustees, and accomplished through the unwavering commitment of our Participating Institutions, we have added 138 additional species to the CPC National Collection of Endangered Plants, for a total of 1,511 kinds of plants safeguarded from extinction. But we aren’t stopping there. With eight new Participating Institutions added in 2018, and our greatly enhanced web tools and new conservation guidelines, collectively known as Plant Nucleus, we are poised to do even more in 2019. Read on to learn about all that CPC and our partners accomplished in 2018. Together we Save Plants — for them, for us, and for the planet.

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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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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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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.

November 2019 News

November 6th, 2019|

This month, our newsletter focuses on the work of 2 CPC Participating Institutions, North Carolina Botanical Garden and Waimea Valley Botanical Garden, and their interesting work preserving imperiled plants on U.S. Department of Defense lands. We also introduce our newly appointed President and CEO, Joyce Maschinski, Ph.D., who has been a true Conservation Champion her whole career.

Interview with Naomi Fraga, Ph.D., Director of Conservation Programs, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

October 2nd, 2019|

A few years ago, Naomi Fraga became Director of Conservation Programs at RSABG, tasked with formally bringing together their well established and diverse plant conservation projects under one umbrella. Having built her career to help conserve the plants she loves, she has thrived in the role, building upon the garden’s rich history of conservation work.

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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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