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January 2020 Newsletter

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I like to think of 2020 as the Year of Clear Vision. This month’s newsletter exemplifies that vision for plant conservation. It began with the great idea of the California Biodiversity Initiative, starting with a clear vision, but also the hard work and strategy of dedicated individuals working with the California Native Plant Society (CNPS). To CNPS, we would like to express our most sincere admiration for helping to actualize this Initiative. To visionary legislators, we would like to express our most sincere thanks for taking this idea through the legislative process. To the botanic community in California, we congratulate all for speaking up for plants! To our land manager partners, we look forward to working with you to help conserve the rarest plant species in the state. Learn more in this month’s Save Plants newsletter.

Joyce Maschinski
President and CEO

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Background photo: The plants that are recognized as rare, threatened or endangered in California, such as this beach layia (Layia carnosa) will have seed collections funded with the newly legislated funds.  Photo credit: Heather Schneider, courtesy of Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

January 2020 Newsletter

Dig In, Sign Up, Save Plants

I like to think of 2020 as the Year of Clear Vision. This month’s newsletter exemplifies that vision for plant conservation. It began with the great idea of the California Biodiversity Initiative, starting with a clear vision, but also the hard work and strategy of dedicated individuals working with the California Native Plant Society (CNPS). To CNPS, we would like to express our most sincere admiration for helping to actualize this Initiative. To visionary legislators, we would like to express our most sincere thanks for taking this idea through the legislative process. To the botanic community in California, we congratulate all for speaking up for plants! To our land manager partners, we look forward to working with you to help conserve the rarest plant species in the state. Learn more in this month’s Save Plants newsletter.

Joyce Maschinski
President and CEO

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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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The Beattie Fellowship was established to honor Catherine H. Beattie, GCA president (1981-1983), outstanding arranger, and gardener devoted to the preservation of wildflowers. The Fellowship provides one annual research grant of up to $4,500, regarded as compensation for work at a botanical garden by the student, who jointly serves the program of the Center for Plant Conservation and his/her curricular studies. This research grant is open to graduate students in biology, horticulture, or a related field.

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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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