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Interview with Joyce Maschinski, Ph.D., President and CEO, Center for Plant Conservation

November 6th, 2019|

This month we take the opportunity to more thoroughly introduce our readers to the CPC’s new President and CEO, Dr. Joyce Maschinski. We at CPC look forward to Joyce’s leadership as we march forward to save plants.

Interview with Naomi Fraga, Ph.D., Director of Conservation Programs, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

October 2nd, 2019|

A few years ago, Naomi Fraga became Director of Conservation Programs at RSABG, tasked with formally bringing together their well established and diverse plant conservation projects under one umbrella. Having built her career to help conserve the plants she loves, she has thrived in the role, building upon the garden’s rich history of conservation work.

New Research: Metacollections

September 4th, 2019|

Toward the Metacollection: Announcing IMLS-funded Research Findings Related to Plant Collection Diversity Patrick Griffith from Montgomery Botanical Center spearheaded a multi-institution initiative funded through the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to make recommendations about how botanical gardens can work together to conserve plant genetic diversity in plant metacollections. Defined as a collection of a plant species [...]

Interview with Michael Way, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

September 3rd, 2019|

As the Conservation Partnership Coordinator for the Americas, Michael Way is the representative from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, that the majority of CPC institutions are most familiar with. He has collaborated with and supported many of the Participating Institutions’ seed banks for decades, and continues to support seed banking across Canada, the USA, Mexico, and Chile today.

Interview with Jennifer Possley

August 5th, 2019|

Working in the subtropics at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden means that Jennifer Possley has given plenty of blood and sweat to save rare plants. Her multiple talents as an observant naturalist, GIS specialist, careful scientist, brilliant photographer, not to mention her congenial personality, have made her an invaluable leader helping to preserve endangered plants.

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.

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.