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Timing is Everything | University of California Botanical Garden

The 2018 Ferguson Fire rages over a ridge near El Portal. Photo by Blake Scott. From an interview with Holly Forbes – Curator, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley Photos by Holly Forbes, Vanessa Handley and Clare Loughran On July 11th this year...

By | 2018-10-30T19:08:53+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

Adapting to the Recurring Threat of Wildfire | Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

View of Jesusita Fire from SBBG Meadow - 3:15, day one. The Jesusita Fire began quite close to the Garden, burning many areas of the Garden the next night. Photo by Andrew Wyatt, courtesy of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Based on an interview with Denise Knapp, Ph.D. Photos contributed [...]

By | 2018-09-26T21:24:39+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

September Announcements, Events and Employment

Employment Opportunities US Botanic Garden Education Specialist (Urban Agriculture) Deadline: 09/27/2018 Overview: This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG), Public Programs Division. The incumbent serves as an Education Specialist (Urban Agriculture) with emphasis on urban agriculture and assists in educational programs that fulfill the USBG's [...]

By | 2018-10-01T23:27:44+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

CPC Awarded Three Year $491,630 2018 National Leadership Grant!

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) a 2018 National Leadership Grant for $491,630. This three-year grant will to support creating a real-time learning platform , where plant conservation experts can share best practices with practitioners via direct responses, pre-recorded multi-media content, and the updated guidelines, [...]

By | 2018-09-20T21:46:57+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

August Employment and Events

Field Botany Technician (invasive plants) at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic GardenIn collaboration with the Angeles National Forest, you’ll work in a team to assist the field crew lead and director of conservation programs with invasive plant management in the Angeles National Forest. Duties include hand removal of invasive plant species, herbicide application, [...]

By | 2018-08-28T21:15:21+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

Wandering Washington with Rare Care Volunteers

University of Washington Botanic Gardens Based on contributions from Stacy Kinsell Photos from: Stacy Kinsell, Wendy Gibble, Beverly Linde, and Catherine Hovanic This July, the Tiffany Springs Campground in the Okanogan National Forest was briefly invaded by volunteer botanists. The 18 volunteers were gathered for the annual Monitoring Weekend event held by the University [...]

By | 2018-08-28T17:27:36+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

25 Years of Survey and Discovery

While conducting surveys in Massachusettes in July, PCV Doug McGrady came across population of chaff-seed (Schwalbea americana) - a federally endangered species that hadn't been seen in the state since 1965. Photo credit: Doug McGrady. New England Wild Flower Society Contributed by: Laney Widener Photos by: Laney Widener, Doug McGrady, [...]

By | 2018-08-31T17:48:24+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

The Hunt is On: Searching for Rare Plants in the Golden State

California Native Plant Society Based on contributions from: Amy Patten, CNPS Rare Plant Treasure Hunt coordinator Photos by: Natalie McNear Amy Patten, the California Native Plant Society’s new Rare Plant Treasure Hunt (RPTH) coordinator didn’t venture far to lead her first hunt – Mount Hermon in the Santa Cruz Sandhills is just behind [...]

By | 2018-08-20T18:59:15+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

Virgin Islands National Park Endemic Plant Gets Urgent Habitat Management Assistance

St. George Village Botanical Garden, Contributions and photos from Gary Ray, Ph.D. Virgin Islands National Park (VINP) covers nearly 60% of the island of St. John and offers miles of trail for hikers. Yet it wasn’t enough for somebody on the island. In 2001, a clandestine trail clearer cut a four-foot wide path [...]

By | 2018-07-23T18:10:48+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments