The National Meeting Begins
Joan Yoshioka was the keynote speaker, seen here giving her keynote address.
Lightning talks (each only 5 minutes) from our Participating Institutions on topics ranging from conservation genetics, plant propagation and reintroduction effort to data analysis and information sharing opportunities. Highlighted the cutting edge work of each our Participating Institutions.
Break out groups reviewed and provided input to seed collection protocols which are key to plant conservation.
This year’s annual CPC Star Award, presented to one or more plant conservation professionals for their service to ending plant extinction, was awarded to Joan Yoshioka of the Hawaii Plant Extinction Prevention Program and to Anita Tiller of Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas.