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Adaptive, Sustainable Options for Waterwise Utahans

Red Butte Garden's Water Conservation Garden opened to the public in May 2017, but planning for the project began years before. Because Utah is the second driest state in the nation, a major focus of the Water Conservation Garden from the beginning was to provide a living showcase of beautiful and dense plantings while using less water than more traditional gardens. Read about how this project took shape.

By | 2020-12-07T20:33:06+00:00 November 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Adaptive, Sustainable Options for Waterwise Utahans

November 2020 News

In this November issue of Save Plants, we feature CPC network conservation partners, who have incorporated lessons from nature to design intentional, sustainable, water-wise, healthy gardens and public landscapes, and those who have designed experiments in natural areas to help interpret and use nature’s lessons about resilience.

By | 2020-12-02T19:43:04+00:00 November 19th, 2020|Comments Off on November 2020 News

October 2020 News

The CPC National Meeting has always been a centerpiece of our plant conservation work and the fine individuals who endeavor to Save Plants.  Despite not being able to be together physically, we managed to capture the essence of our meeting in a virtual way in 2020. Going virtual had its challenges, but it also had some advantages.

By | 2020-12-29T00:09:01+00:00 October 21st, 2020|Comments Off on October 2020 News

Conservation Champion: Wendy Gibble

Wendy Gibble has steadily grown the University of WA Botanic Gardens Rare Care Program, which builds partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies to provide critical information needed in the conservation and recovery of 350 Washington native rare species. Under Wendy’s guidance, citizen scientists and students participate in rare plant monitoring, ex situ conservation, reintroduction, and education.

By | 2020-10-19T19:20:29+00:00 September 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Conservation Champion: Wendy Gibble

Wild Population Conservation of Rare Plants – Then and Now

It was nearly 20 years ago that Hong Liu, Ph.D., was awarded the Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship. Working toward her Ph.D. at Florida International University (FIU), Hong used the fellowship funds to support her investigation of the impact of fire dynamics on a rare Florida keys endemic, narrowpod sensitive pea.

By | 2020-10-19T19:20:39+00:00 September 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Wild Population Conservation of Rare Plants – Then and Now

Seed Collections and Lifespans: How Much Can a Population Give?

Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship recipient Michelle DePrenger-Levin is a non-traditional student, working at the Denver Botanic Gardens while working towards a Ph.D. through the University of Colorado, Denver, Department of Systems and Integrative Biology. Her dissertation project digs into the heart of a matter of great importance to the CPC network.

By | 2020-10-19T19:21:02+00:00 September 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Seed Collections and Lifespans: How Much Can a Population Give?

Gaining Experience and Experiences in the Interactive Ecology Course

The Interactive Ecology internship, offered quarterly by the University of California Santa Cruz and the UCSC Arboretum, emphasizes field experiences that enable students to see and learn in person about the variety of plant communities in the state.

By | 2020-10-19T19:21:12+00:00 September 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Gaining Experience and Experiences in the Interactive Ecology Course

September 2020 News

In this month’s Save Plants, we explore some key teaching/learning experiences offered within the CPC Network. Teachers get the opportunity to watch the light bulbs turn on when there is an “Ah ha!” moment of discovery and understanding. Learners get a chance to have a helping hand of experience, while they make their own footprint on our world.

By | 2020-11-17T01:00:36+00:00 September 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on September 2020 News