Shannon Still, UC Davis
The past couple years have been busy and exciting at the UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden as we became members of Center for Plant Conservation and have been growing our Plant Conservation Program. We are excited to share our progress and where we see the future of our plant conservation efforts. With the wonderful plant conservation work being done both in-state and nationally, the UCD ArbPG looks to help fill niches in in-situ and ex-situ research, and to further our efforts in ex-situ conservation of germplasm. This presentation will discuss our role in the California Plant Rescue, research on workhorse species in the western United States, our continuing efforts helping manage the conservation of oaks, and other research projects with which the ArbPG staff is involved. One exciting highlight is our commitment to growing student involvement and training for plant conservation, and students have been involved in our CaPR efforts.