Friday, April 17, 2015

National Center for Plant Conservation Meeting Happening at the State Botanical Garden

The Center for Plant Conservation 2015 National Meeting is being held April 16-19, 2015 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens. The Center for Plant Conservation is a national network of 36 of America’s leading botanical institutions dedicated to preventing the extinction of imperiled native flora. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, who broke the mold in plant conservation through networking and safeguarding projects for the last 20 years, was invited to join this group in 2007.
National leaders in plant conservation will be attending, including plant conservation professionals (titled by CPC as Conservation Officers) from 17 states, six botanical garden directors. Twenty-one accredited Center for Plant Conservation partner botanical gardens will be represented.

Among the 50 attendees are professionals from the US Fish & Wildlife Service and several universities, plus several partners in the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance – US Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy of Georgia, GA DNR Nongame Conservation Section. This meeting will include talks, tours of the Garden and the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies, and field trips to Rock and Shoals Outcrop Natural Area and Tallulah Gorge.

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