Ephemeral Wetlands Management Workshops in Florida and North Carolina Restoration and Fire in Ephemeral Wetlands

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Dennis David, National Wildlife Refuge Association; Chuck Hunter, US Fish & Wildlife Service; Duke Rankin, US Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation 2020 Conference Abstracts – 38 – Forest Service; Joanne Baggs, US FS; Carrie Sekerak, US FS; Jeff Hall, NC Wildlife Resources Div.; Pierson Hill, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Com.; Greg Titus, FWS; Amy […]

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Gulf Coast Atlantic White-Cedar Recovery Post Hurricane Disturbance

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Clayton W. Hale, Mississippi State University Joshua J. Granger, Mississippi State University The number and severity of Gulf Coast hurricanes is increasing, resulting in intensified disturbance on coastal forest communities. Atlantic white-cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides L.) grows no further than one hundred miles from the coast, making the species particularly vulnerable when hurricanes collide with the coast. […]

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Restoring Lost Ecosystems: From Recovering White Fringeless Orchid Populations to Restoring and Connecting Seeps and the Upland Pine Oak Barrens

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Tara Littlefield, Senior Botanist/Plant Conservation Section Manager, Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves It all started with a monitoring study of a declining White fringeless orchid (Platanthera integrilabia) population in 2007 at a State Nature Preserve in the Cumberland Plateau of Kentucky. This talk will outline this long term monitoring study of the white fringeless orchids […]

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Assessment of Science Needs for Rare Plants of Conservation Concern in Southeastern Grasslands

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Dr. Reed Noss, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative, Florida Institute for Conservation Science and Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (Contractor) Jennifer Cartwright, U.S. Geological Survey Dwayne Estes, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative Theo Witsell, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative Grasslands of the southeastern United States are considered “endangered ecosystems,” with many grassland types having been reduced by more than 90% since European settlement […]

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Examining Morphological and Habitat Variation within Stenanthium gramineum (Eastern Featherbells, Melanthiaceae)

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Hannah Cook, M.S. Candidate, Biology, Western Carolina University Stenanthium gramineum (Ker. Gawler) Morong, commonly known as “Eastern Featherbells” is a perennial herb that occurs in the Southern Appalachians and more broadly throughout the midwestern, southwestern and eastern U.S. Historically, this species has been under-studied, and is taxonomically unclear. Currently, two varieties are recognized, distinguished in […]

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Labeling Plants in Dunes

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Jennifer Possley, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Since coastal dunes have constantly shifting sands, tracking individual plants over many years can be challenging. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden began working with a federally endangered plant called Beach Clustervine in the late 1990s.  This long-lived species grows only in the coastal strand area of coastal dune communities in four […]

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