[PCA] FW: Registration is Open - Texas Plant Conservation Conference (TPCC), Nov. 6, 7, 8, 2014

Karen H Clary kclary at wildflower.org
Tue Sep 30 10:22:00 CDT 2014


Could you please send this announcement about the upcoming Texas Plant Conservation Conference to your colleagues who might be interested attending and to your respective list serves?

Many thanks!

Karen Clary

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Announcement:  2014 Texas Plant Conservation Conference - November 6-8, 2014

Hosted by the University of Texas-Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center,
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Registration is now open for the 2014 Biennial Texas Plant Conservation Conference,
November 6-8, 2014.  For complete information or to register, please visit http://www.wildflower.org/conservation_tpcc/

Come learn about current research and conservation projects on rare plants, native plant communities, plant monitoring methods and plant management practices of native Texas plants at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center,<http://www.wildflower.org/> one of the friendliest conference spots in Texas.  The goal of the conference is to foster communication among conservation organizations, agencies, academics and the public about native plant conservation.

Highlights of this three day conference include plenary lectures, two days of talks along with 12 poster presentations, lifetime achievement awards presentations, and a social mixer-dinner buffet reception.  Three one-half day field trips focusing on central Texas plants are offered on Saturday, Day 3 of the conference.

Plenary Speakers include:

*        Keynote:  Dr. Fred E. Smeins, Professor of Ecology, Ecosystem Science and Management Department, Texas A&M University.  "Plant Conservation in Texas since the Signing of the Endangered Species Act: A Glance through the Rearview Mirror."

*        Plenary:  Jeffrey Keeling, Department of Biology, Sul Ross State University.  "An Annotated Vascular Flora and Floristic Analysis of The Nature Conservancy's Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis County, Texas."

Talks and Poster Presentations include:

*        Current rare and endangered species research on Texas prairie dawn, Tobusch fishhook cactus and Navasota Ladies'-tresses funded with a novel mitigation grant from the USFWS.

*        Status updates and current research on Texas wildrice, Chisos Mountains hedgehog cactus, slender rushpea, dwarf broomspurge, south Texas ambrosia, Correll's false dragon head, Comanche Peak prairie clover and more.

*        Research reports and poster presentations on conservation education/outreach, plant-host interactions, vegetation classification, plant mapping and monitoring, rare species assessments, plant community structure and more.

Wildflower Center tours include:

*        Guided lunchtime tours of the Wildflower Center gardens, seed lab, green roof research plots and more.

Field trips include:

*        Bull Creek Walk, Wade and Wonder with Bill Carr in Northwest Austin

*        The Purola Conservation Easement with by Bob Harms near Dripping Springs

*        The Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk with Susan Plettman Rankin and Stan Wilson in downtown Austin

Questions? Contact kclary at wildflower.org<mailto:kclary at wildflower.org>, SUBJECT: "TPCC"
Karen H. Clary, Ph.D.[cid:image004.png at 01CFDBD7.111C6980]
Senior Program Manager, Plant Conservation Program
UT Austin -  Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Avenue
Austin, TX 78739-1702

Tel. 512-232-0160
Fax 512-232-0156

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