[SOS-PCA] PCA Meeting September 12

Prescott, Leah lprescott at blm.gov
Wed Aug 29 11:11:39 CDT 2018

***The next Plant Conservation Alliance meeting is on Wednesday, September
*from 2:00 - 4:00 pm ET.**

The PCA is excited to welcome Abby Meyer, Executive Director, Botanic
Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) U.S. Office, to present
“Approaches to Plant Collections Gap Analysis and Safety Duplication” from
2:00-3:00 pm ET, on September 12th:

As gardens across North America are recovering from natural disasters in
recent months, it is important to consider collections coverage and
security. The network of gardens across the continent and world serves as a
safety net for plant species facing extinction. If we can leverage the
garden community to complement and backup collections within and among
institutions, we can close gaps and secure plant diversity for the future.
To implement The North American Botanic Garden Strategy for Plant
Conservation, BGCI and partners are conducting strategic ex situ gap
analyses of North American plants as potential collection priorities for
gardens. BGCI’s PlantSearch database provides the foundation for the
assessments. In addition to sharing the gap analysis results and species
priorities, this presentation will also highlight the ways garden staff can
use information available to them to assess gaps and priorities for their
own collections.

****This meeting will be online only, there will not be an in person
meeting space this month****

Join the live WEBINAR:

Number: 742990168
Passcode: meeting

Call-in Number:     1-877-414-1336
Call-in Passcode:   6177335#

** Be sure to enter the meeting number and passcode for this
conference.There may be previously stored information in your computer that
automatically populates the fields and can direct you to an alternate

**More about Abby Meyer**

Abby facilitates public garden plant conservation efforts by improving
BGCI's data services and increasing awareness of the resources available to
living collections. Prior to joining BGCI U.S., Abby completed the Longwood
Graduate Program at Longwood Gardens and the University of Delaware, and
worked as a Putnam Research Fellow at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard
University. Abby's office is based at Huntington Library & Gardens in
southern California.

Thank you!

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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