Controlled Propagation Policy for Federally Listed Species

Date Recorded: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Controlled Propagation Policy for Federally Listed Species

Lisa Ellis, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Lisa Ellis, USFWS, reviews the Controlled Propagation Policy for Federally Listed Species. The policy developed with input from the Center for Plant Conservation follows CPC guidelines. Lisa reviews the purpose and scope of the policy. Controlled propagation can be used as a recovery strategy, coordinated with other conservation actions in compliance with the species recovery plan.  Conserving genetic variation is an important component of controlled propagation, which can be documented through maternal lines and careful provenance records.  Formal and informal risk evaluation is also discussed.

This work was presented at the Southeast Partners in Plant Conservation (SePPCon) 2016 Meeting. Learn more about SePPCon here.