[SOS-PCA] Happy Native Plant Month and Earth Day!

Lindquist, Anna E alindquist at blm.gov
Fri Apr 23 15:04:39 CDT 2021

Hello everyone!

It's easy to get swept away in the whirlwind of spring as folks return to field work, prepare for conferences, or just try to keep up with the weeds in our own gardens.
But there is no better time to pause and celebrate everything plants bring to our lives than during National Native Plant Month<https://www.portman.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/portman-hirono-introduce-resolution-designating-april-2021-national-native>!

Please enjoy this small sampling of recent good news related to native plants and seeds:


  *   One of the World’s Oldest Science Experiments Comes Up From the Dirt<https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/21/science/beal-seeds-experiment.html> - New York Times
  *   Correctional Horticulture in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation<https://appliedeco.org/correctional-horticulture-in-the-california-department-of-corrections-and-rehabilitation/> - IAE
  *   Budburst Mobile App Launched by Chicago Botanic Garden<https://www.bgci.org/news-events/budburst-mobile-app-launched-by-chicago-botanic-garden/> - BGCI
  *   Native Plants Make Every Day Earth Day<https://www.indefenseofplants.com/blog/2021/4/16/native-plants-make-every-day-earth-day> - In Defense of Plants
  *   Friends of NACD District Grant Helps Richland SWCD Launch a Seed Sanctuary and Garner New Public Awareness<https://www.nacdnet.org/2021/04/22/friends-of-nacd-district-grant-helps-richland-swcd-launch-a-seed-sanctuary-and-garner-new-public-awareness/> - National Association of Conservation Districts
  *   Ordinary Species Could Have Extraordinary Implications<https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/environment/2021-04-22/ordinary-species-could-have-extraordinary-implications> - NPR
  *   Seeding Viable Futures: What Seed Biology Can Teach Us About Shared Survival<https://thisismold.com/mold-magazine/what-seed-biology-can-teach-us-about-shared-survival> - Mold Magazine

Upcoming Conferences:

  *   Center for Plant Conservation: https://saveplants.org/national-meeting/
     *   BLM PCRP Lead, Peggy Olwell, will give the keynote address and participate on the Climate Panel
  *   Society for Ecological Restoration 2021 Virtual World Conference: http://ser2021.org/
  *   Botanical Society of America: http://www.botanyconference.org/


  *   In Defense of Plants - The Importance of Seed Banking<https://www.indefenseofplants.com/podcast/2021/4/11/ep-312-the-importance-of-seed-banking> with Atlanta Botanical Garden's Micropropagation and Seed Bank Coordinator, Jason Ligon
  *   NatureServe: Conservation Conversations with Sean O'Brien<http://natureserve.org/connect/conservation-conversations-sean-obrien>


Anna Lindquist

Seeds of Success National Curator

Bureau of Land Management (Contractor)

Work #: 208-373-3822

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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