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Smithsonian Gardens Exhibition Series 2019-2020: Interpretive Master Plan

Smithsonian Gardens launched their interpretive master plan, recurring exhibition series and, in particular, their inaugural exhibition, Habitat (2019–2020). These initiatives are collaborative efforts involving the entire Smithsonian Gardens staff.

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9/13/18
Plant Conservation and the Sustainable Development Goals: a policy paper prepared for the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation

The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC), with its 16 plant conservation targets was originally adopted by the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2002.

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9/12/18
A Report from the Urban Forestry Climate Change Response Framework Chicago Wilderness Pilot Project

The urban forest of the Chicago Wilderness region, a 7-million-acre area covering portions of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, will face direct and indirect impacts from a changing climate over the 21st century.

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9/12/18
Streamlined Bee Monitoring Protocol for Assessing Pollinator Habitat

A standardized monitoring protocol is presented in this document to allow agency staff, land managers, farmers, and others to evaluate the performance of individual pollinator habitat plantings. 

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9/12/18
The Value of Pollinators and Pollinator Habitat to Rangelands: Connections Among Pollinators, Insects, Plant Communities, Fish, and Wildlife

Native pollinating bees are a vital component of the biologically diverse plant and animal community which is critical to healthy, ecologically functional range landscapes. There are more than 20,000 species of bees world-wide.

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9/12/18
Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate Change Tools and Approaches for Land Managers, 2nd edition

The second edition of Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate Change Tools and Approaches for Land Managers, like its predecessor, is intended to provide perspective, information, and tools to land managers considering how to adapt forest ecosystems to a c

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9/12/18
Pollinator Value of NRCS Plant Releases used in Conservation Plantings

The Plant Materials Program of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service has been involved in the collection, evaluation, selection and increase of conservation plants for over 75 years.

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9/11/18
Street Tree Diversity in Three Northeastern U.S. States & Tools for Staging and Managing Emerald Ash Borer in the Urban Forest

These 2 publications from Arboriculture and Urban Forests (Volume 43, Issue 1) share important information and reserach conducted on climate resilience of trees in urban areas:  

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9/10/18
Arboriculture and Urban Forestry Volume 39-Water Scarcity

The maintenance and expansion of urban forests is a major challenge in periods of low rainfall and restricted availability of appropriate-quality water sources for trees.

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9/10/18
Using Multiple Lines of Evidence to Prioritize Assisted Migration of Both Rare and Common Species

What is assisted migration? This past presentation from Chicago Botanic Garden highlights some key aspects of what assisted migration entails and provides some scenarios for assited migration.

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9/7/18

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