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Mrs. Meyers tours Chicago in support of Center for Plant Conservation

June 26th, 2019|

Our friends at Mrs. Meyers Clean Day are deep into their Rooted in Goodness Spring Tour and donating to CPC along the way. They are hitting the road visiting community events and festivals to spread a little goodness across the U.S. To celebrate their tour in Texas we are sharing some of the good works of our Texas based Participating Institutions. Check out some of the great conservation going on in the Lone Star State.

Interview with Jason Ligon, ABG

June 20th, 2019|

Applying the horticultural expertise necessary for maintaining botanical gardens to conservation, Jason Ligon’s work exemplifies an important role botanical gardens can play in conservation. The special requirements of orchids have been dialed in by Atlanta Botanical Garden staff to produce plants for the garden and reintroductions, a process Jason has been a key part of while volunteering at the garden and as the Tissue Culture and Seed Bank Coordinator.

June 2019 News

June 17th, 2019|

This month’s issue of SavePlants highlights one of the most inspiring of all plant families, the orchids. Unfortunately, what makes orchids so irresistible also makes them prone to exploitation and loss. Many orchids are among the most imperiled species on the planet. Read more about how CPC is working to protect this beautiful plant family.

Interview with Matthew Albrecht, PH.D.

May 20th, 2019|

CPC awarded Matthew Albrecht the 2019 Star Award in recognition of his dedication to conserving the flora of the United States and for his outstanding scientific paper published this year in Conservation Biology that garnered CPC network expertise, fostered true collaboration, and helped shed light to improve the critical conservation practice of plant reintroduction for the benefit of the world’s rarest plant species.

Mrs. Meyers tours Texas in support of Center for Plant Conservation

May 17th, 2019|

Our friends at Mrs. Meyers Clean Day are deep into their Rooted in Goodness Spring Tour and donating to CPC along the way. They are hitting the road visiting community events and festivals to spread a little goodness across the U.S. To celebrate their tour in Texas we are sharing some of the good works of our Texas based Participating Institutions. Check out some of the great conservation going on in the Lone Star State.

May 2019 News

May 13th, 2019|

In this month’s issue of SavePlants we review some of the highlights from our 2019 Annual National Meeting. This three-day conference brought together the leaders in plant conservation of the CPC Participating Institutions (PIs) to share and learn cutting-edge science and technology. These are the researchers who are acting now, and with unprecedented success, to save plants from extinction.

April 2019 News

April 10th, 2019|

Natural lands. Regardless of what we call them, these tracts of land dominated by native plants, animals, fungi, and all manner of microorganisms form the living fabric of our planet. Center for Plant Conservation Participating Institutions are often the first line of defense in protecting these vital habitats where many imperiled species hang on to their very existence.

March 2019 News

March 13th, 2019|

Celebrating International Women’s Day, we highlight a few of the careers of notable women among us working every day in the name of plants. From in-the-field conservationists to lab-based conservation geneticists, and every conservation job in between, women are making our mission possible.

Interview with Spencer Crews

December 19th, 2018|

Recently retired, Spencer Crews is still active with the garden that, as its executive director for 23 years, he helped build. Mr. Crews brought Lauritzen Gardens into the CPC network to ensure their conservation program was adopting the highest standards, and as a board trustee, he looks forward to welcoming more institutions into the fold.