Rare Plant Reintroduction

Heather Schneider's picture
My colleagues and I are working on a large rare plant project on the Channel Islands in California. One of our objectives is to increase population size of small occurrences and also establishing new populations in suitable habitat to provide redundancy. For the annual plants in our project (e.g., Malacothrix, Pentachaeta, Thysanocarpus) and possibly one Dudleya species, we plan to use locally collected seed, bulk that seed in our greenhouse, and then return it to the islands. I know that seeding often has low success rates.
posted by Heather Schneider on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:06am
Center for Plant Conservation's picture
Specific funding sources for rare plant conservation may vary greatly by region, taxon, and year. In the video link below, Mary Pfaffko from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources describes sources and strategies for securing rare plant conservation funding in Georgia, which may have parallels to other states and regions. 
posted by Center for Plant Conservation on Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:38am
Emily Coffey's picture
Looking to see what success different people have had with techniques to capture mycorrhizae for symbiotic micropropagation.    
posted by Emily Coffey on Friday, May 3, 2019 - 11:51am
Jennifer Ceska's picture
Our team is working on the reintroduction of a species endemic to cracks in rocks of shoals. The water does eb and flow but stays generally wet. Has anyone tried glues to help plants establish within rocks? Our current collection is robust, has a large root mass grown in beds compared to in situ material that is essentially "bonsai-grown" in small rock cracks. We will re-grow this material to establish at younger, smaller size. But is there a glue or some sort of material that can help the plant material "stick" or "puddy-in" to the rock? 
posted by Jennifer Ceska on Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:44pm
Joyce Maschinski's picture
I'm especially interested in experimental reintroductions particularly.  Any examples are welcome.  
posted by Joyce Maschinski on Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 1:31pm