The Announcements Forum is a platform-wide channel for announcing plant conservation news such as posting job postings, project news, upcoming conferences/workshops updates. Users are welcome to ask follow up questions on announcements, however, questions related to specific conservation topics should be posted within topic-specific boards. The CPC National Office will use this forum as a primary channel for making program announcements - so make sure your conservation officers are signed up!

The Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development (CCSD) at the Missouri Botanical Garden seeks to hire two full-time postdoctoral scholars in Restoration Ecology. We anticipate hiring one postdoctoral fellow whose research focuses on the population genetics of restored populations and another whose research focuses on any of the following: plant community ecology, seed-based restoration, plant-soil interactions, and/or biological invasions.
posted by Matthew Albrecht on Monday, February 10, 2020 - 7:58pm
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California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a conservation organization that celebrates and saves California’s globally important plants and places. Our passionate staff and volunteers help conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. CNPS currently has job openings for the following positions:  CNPS Horticulture Outreach Manager
posted by Katie Heineman on Friday, January 17, 2020 - 7:20pm
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Please remind the plant conservation graduate students in your circles about the Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship. This fellowship provides research funds of up to $4,500 for plant conservation work conducted in conjunction with a botanical garden. Please see link below for more details and submit applications to by January 31, 2020.  
posted by Katie Heineman on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:16am
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The Chicago Botanic Garden has three openings with Budburst (Director, Community Engagement Manager, and Education Manager).  Budburst is our community science program related to plant phenology and plant-animal interactions. Come join us and work at the intersection of science, education, and engagement with our fun team!  Review of applications will begin Feb. 3 and will continue until suitable candidates are found. To learn more or apply, please go to:
posted by Kayri Havens on Monday, January 6, 2020 - 1:00pm
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“The Growth of Rare Plants: from horticulture to wild recruitment to tissue culture” Meeting dates:  April 30th and May 1st Meeting venue:  The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples, FL Co-hosted by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Bok Tower Gardens, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida
posted by Philip Gonsiska on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 10:04am

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We are excited to announce that we will be holding the CPC National Meeting at Denver Botanic Gardens May 7-9, 2020. Registration will open officially in February, but please keep us on your calendar and stay tuned for more updates. 
posted by Katie Heineman on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 1:36pm
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ArcheWild is a leading ecological restoration firm servicing federal agenices in the northeast United States as well as other public and private land holdings.  ArcheWild also operates an important "go-to" nursery for large, and often senstive, restoration programs.  We are looking for one or two people wanting to dedicate themselves to the mastery of the entire scouting, recording, collecting, accessioning, cleaning, conditioning, and germination process.  Become an integral part of the restoration ecosystem spanning from Boston to New York to Washington DC and throughout the Appalachians.
posted by Mark Brownlee on Friday, December 20, 2019 - 11:12am
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The Plant Conservation Division at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research is seeking applicants for its 2020 summer fellowship program.  Potential summer fellow projects include seed collections of San Diego County rare plant species,
posted by Katie Heineman on Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:41am

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Hi everyone,  As the CPC Newsletter team lines out topics for 2020, we are soliciting your input on stories or themes that you would like to see. This can be a story that your institution has to share with the broader network, or a story or theme that you would like to learn more about.  Past themes have been quite broad and varied, including: northeast rare plant conservation, impact of hurricanes, parasitic plant conservation, wildfire threats, the importance of collaboration, orchid conservation, climate change, and more. So… anything goes!
posted by Christa Horn on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 3:18pm
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Thank you to all of our CPC Conservation Officers who have participated in the initial beta testing of this platform. You may have noticed that we recently changed our name from “Plant Nucleus” to “CPC Rare Plant Academy” to reflect our aspiration of becoming a nexus of learning for the plant conservation community. Through our upcoming newsletter, we will launch CPC Rare Plant Academy beyond the CPC network to reach academic plant biologists, land managers, environmental consultants, horticulturists, government agencies, and other conservation practitioners.
posted by Katie Heineman on Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:33pm