Using genetically diverse, ecologically appropriate native plant material in restoration is important to recover ecosystems and support long-term persistence in the face of changing environments. However, genetic loss or change can all too easily occur during all steps of the native plant materials production process. Andrea Kramer, Conservation Scientist, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois, describes each potential production step where genetic diversity can be lost and outlines 10 rules to assist in the collection and production of native plant material for restoration, providing justification for, and examples of why, each rule is important.
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Earlier Event: February 11Webinar: Verification of sagebrush subspecies from seed samples and finding the right place for successful restoration
Later Event: February 23Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation Conference: All Hands, All Lands