U.S. Native Magnolia Conservation Action Plans

Developing comprehensive conservation action plans for species of concern is a priority of the GCCM. Through a participatory process engaging multiple participants, plans are developed which will act as a guide for activities of the GCCM for specific species. These plans identify threats to the species, points of intervention to address those threats, actions and […]

Request for Proposals: U.S. Research Opportunity for Studying Oak Culture Initiation

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) are now accepting proposals for a unique opportunity in a collaborative research study on the in vitro culture initiation in Quercus species. Five grants of up to $5000 will be awarded to study either shoot culture or somatic embryo culture initiation of […]

International oak collaborations for conservation collections and climate change planning

In working with the Global Conservation Consortium for Oak (GCCO), Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV) Melbourne obtained Quercus engelmannii acorns from Jim Henrich of Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden earlier this year. Jim Henrich and RBGV worked in collaboration to ensure the safe transfer and importation of acorns into Australia. With great success […]

Oaks of the Californias’ Conservation Planning

In December 2021, with the support of an organizing team, Christy Powell (Horticulture Manager, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance) and Amy Byrne (Global Tree Conservation Coordinator, Oak Consortium, The Morton Arboretum) co-led a two-day conservation planning workshop, following the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG) Principles and Steps. […]