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Webinar: Producing native plant materials for restoration: ten rules to collect and maintain genetic diversity

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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.