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Native Plants and Plant Conservation Symposium

Native plants are the foundation of all ecosystems and botanic gardens are uniquely positioned to promote their use in the landscape, while protecting them in the wild and in living collections. Creative partnerships between botanic garden staff, industry professionals, and government agencies are crucial in securing the future of native plants and habitats.

On Wednesday, the symposium will be preceded by an optional hands-on training workshop that will teach participants how to apply the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria to prepare high quality, scientifically based extinction risk assessments to facilitate prioritization of threatened species for informed conservation action. The workshop is sponsored by The Morton Arboretum.

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Earlier Event: October 7
Native Plant Propagation Workshops
Later Event: November 14
America’s Grasslands Conference