American Public Gardens Association
2019 Conference
Washington D.C. June 17-21, 2019

Threat Assessments 101: Evaluating the Conservation Status of Plant Species
Event Type: 
Collecting and Conserving
Date / Time: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Forum Room
M. Westwood, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois; A. Frances, NatureServe, Washington, District of Columbia; A. Meyer, BGCI - Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Glencoe, Illinois
Pre-Registration Required: 

A critical first step in the process of species conservation is gathering information on the species’ ecology, reproductive biology, population size and threats. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and NatureServe Conservation Status Assessments use these data to determine whether a species is threatened, enabling conservationists and policymakers to take informed, prioritized conservation action. However, plant species are remarkably underrepresented and assessments are often out of date on these platforms. Greater participation by the public garden community is urgently needed to fill these gaps.

This training workshop will introduce participants to the two most important threat assessment platforms in North America and provide the background information, tools, resources, and support structure needed to undertake threat assessments of priority plant species.

Please Note: Registration is required to attend this event.


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This session is approved for 4 ISA credit hours.