Peter Raven, Ph.D., is a world-renowned plant biologist and advocate for biodiversity and plants. It is no surprise that, after retiring from being President and Director of Missouri Botanical Garden, Dr. Raven continued to work...
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...
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: Denise Knapp, John Wardlaw, [...]
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 mission. The incumbent is responsible [...]
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, Center for Plant Conservation Best [...]
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, rugged backcountry hiking, and some [...]
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 of Washington Botanic Gardens’ Rare [...]
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, Susan Elliott, Warren King, Kate [...]
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 her home. But the spaces [...]
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 through the remote White Cliff [...]
Employment Field Botany Technician (invasive plants) at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden In 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, rugged backcountry hiking, and some [...]
Contributions and photos from Cheryl Birker, Naomi Fraga, and Duncan Bell Cheryl Birker examines the lowest point in the U.S. from atop Telescope Peak in the Panamint Range. People thought Cheryl Birker must be crazy when she told them she was going to be doing a 14-mile hike in Death Valley National Park to monitor [...]
Contributions from Kenneth R. Wood, Michael DeMotta, and Seana Walsh, and photos from Kenneth R. Wood On a small rocky island, or more accurately, an islet, jutting up off the shore of Moloka’I, eight dwarf Naupaka (Scaevola coriacea) plants cluster together at the very top. It is the second largest population of this endangered species. Lower down on [...]
PHOTO: Meads milkweed In North America, you can find tallgrass prairie, mixed-grass prairie, or shortgrass prairie. Tallgrass: Its main feature is tall grasses, such as indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). Mixed-grass: A transition area between tallgrass prairies and shortgrass prairies. Shortgrass: The two most dominant grasses are blue [...]
Missouri Botanical Garden Provided by Christy Edwards and Matthew Albrecht Missouri Botanical Garden is conducting a research project with the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) on the species Mead’s milkweed (Asclepias meadii). This species is endemic to tallgrass prairies and listed as federally threatened on the Endangered Species Act. It is a long-lived perennial plant that [...]
Lauritzen Botanic Gardens (Provided by Jim Locklear) Lauritzen Gardens has focused on the Central Grassland of North America and has been engaged in prairie work on several fronts. Three current projects are: Endemic Plants of the Central Grassland of North America, Sandsage Prairie Initiative, and Blowout Penstemon Seed Banking Project. Endemic Plants [...]