CPC Newsletter Ideas for 2020!

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!

The people in the CPC network are doing so much, it’s hard to keep track of! We really would like to share your stories – the challenges and successes that each of our partners has. So if you have a story you think the rest of the network – and beyond- would fine interesting or could learn from, please let us share it! We try to minimize how much we demand of your time in developing the articles, while still getting your amazing work out.

Please share your ideas here, or by emailing chorn@sandiegozoo.org.

Thank you in advance,

The CPC Newsletter Team

2 Answers
Mark Brownlee's picture
Submitted by Mark Brownlee on Wed, 12/11/2019 - 7:07am

The folks here at ArcheWild can contribute content for a newsletter for the following topics:

- Seed conditioning and germination 

- Propagation techniques for hard to grow species

- How to specify native plants on engineering and landscape architect drawings to get the right material

- How to work with nurseries to get the plants/genetics needed for a project; long-term planning and partnership

- Using native species as alternative to lawns

- Restoration project war stories

- How to assess and fix a plant list provided on a drawing

- Plant breeding to recover a species' ability to set fertile seed

- Building a community of plant conservationists using private apps (i.e., shield data from the public but share with the community)

- How to better describe the conditions in which a plant of interest grows to be able to identify or evaluate candidate sites.

- Using EPA ecoregion coding to track seed lots and guide plant selection for projects


Heather Schneider's picture
Submitted by Heather Schneider on Thu, 12/12/2019 - 5:49pm

I'd love to see more stories about community outreach and education. It's always interesting to learn about how other gardens are engaging with the public and sharing their message in novel ways. 

SBBG is always willing to share our work, too. Let us know if you think you have a topic we could contribute to!

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