Assessing Sites In the Field before Conservation Seed Collection

Storyboard contributed by: Jason Ligon, Atlanta Botanical Garden

Making conservation seed collections often require preliminary field visits to a rare plant population prior to collection, known as site assessments. In this video, the team at Atlanta Botanical Garden outlines their methods for assessing plant populations to ensure that the collection contains representative genetic diversity without doing harm rare plants they seek to conserve. To learn more about the process of scouting sites before your field visit, watch our video “Know Before You Go: Maximizing Genetic Diversity in Seed Collections.”