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As Seen on CPC’s Rare Plant Academy – Documentation

The CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices to Support Species Survival in the Wild includes a section, “Documentation and Data Sharing” that covers a wide range of documentation needs, from propagule collection to propagation, experiments, and back to the wild for reintroduction.

By | 2020-07-26T21:23:15+00:00 July 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Your State Rare Plant Data Centers – The Natural Heritage Network

Our natural heritage is the sum total of our biodiversity, ecosystems, and geological structures. It’s essential that we know what we have in order to care for it and be able to pass it on. This knowledge is a key role of the Natural Heritage Programs that constitute the NatureServe Network.

By | 2020-07-26T21:23:30+00:00 July 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Forging on Despite Lonely Labs

Although many labs in CPC’s Participating Institutions are currently idle, the researchers are certainly not. Researchers are digging deeper into the literature, formulating new projects and experiments, and getting creative in their stay-at-home tasks. Our collective passion for plants is undaunted. Our work to conserve them continues.

By | 2020-06-15T22:08:43+00:00 June 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Conservation Champion: Jennifer Ceska

Amidst these times of great human suffering, it is important to remember rays of light that can outshine the darkness. Our Conservation Champion Jennifer Ceska is such a radiant being. She customarily calls colleagues “beloveds.” When she wraps her big smile and warm heart around a crowd, it will follow her anywhere. Her nurturing attention has helped the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance thrive over many years and even during a pandemic. We wish we could clone her!

By | 2020-06-15T22:07:03+00:00 June 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Field Conservation in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed the logistics of plant conservation work for many CPC institutions – some more than others. Rare plants are found in their habitats – decidedly outside of home offices. Plants’ homes must be visited to monitor populations, collect seed, conduct management activities, and more. Learn how some of our PIs are adapting in their field work.

By | 2020-06-15T22:06:45+00:00 June 12th, 2020|0 Comments