[SOS-PCA] ARTICLE: Fort Collins seed vault preserves world collection of plants

Prescott, Leah lprescott at blm.gov
Tue Oct 2 07:41:28 CDT 2018

From: The Denver Post
By:  Jacob Laxen and The Coloradoan
September 30, 2018

"FORT COLLINS — As climate change jeopardizes the world’s doomsday seed
vault near the North Pole, a similar Fort Collins facility continues to
stock up its collection.

The modern-day Noah’s Ark, located on the campus of Colorado State
University, houses more than 850,000 plant seeds and materials, as well as
various DNA samples from about 160 breeds of livestock.

Like the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway — which needs a $12.7 million
upgrade to combat melting permafrost — the Fort Collins vault is meant to
preserve plant types in case they are wiped out by natural or man-made

Read more: https://www.denverpost.com/2018/09/30/fort-collins-seed-vault/

Leah Prescott
Bureau of Land Management
Plant Conservation & Restoration Program
Data Coordinator

National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration
Plant Conservation Alliance <http://www.plantconservationalliance.org/>
Seeds of Success
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