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. […]

Quercus boyntonii Conservation Planning

Amy Byrne and numerous organizers co-led and facilitated a species conservation planning workshop for Quercus boyntonii, a Critically Endangered oak native to Alabama, and one of the 29 priority oak species the GCCO is focusing on in the US. This workshop was virtual and held over the course of three meetings. At the workshop, species threats […]

Channel Island and California Native Oaks Workshop

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is hosting a Channel Island and California Native Oaks workshop. The workshop will take place on December 7th, 8th and 9th at San Diego Zoo. The first two days will be focused on discussing the Channel Island Oaks (Quercus cedrosensis, Q. dumosa, Q. pacifica, Q. tomentella) threats, current conservation/management work […]

Eastern US Oaks Identification Workshops

The Global Conservation Consortium for Oak is excited to host a free, online series of identification workshops, focusing on oaks in the Southeast United States.  The workshops will provide a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the priority oak species native to this region, providing useful information on how to identify the species out in […]

Global Conservation Consortium for Cycads Road Trip

As a follow up to the launch of the Global Conservation Consortium (GCC) for Cycads US Working Group earlier this year, Steering Committee members Vanessa Handley (Montgomery Botanical Center) and Tim Gregory (Wild Cycad Conservancy) were hosted for site visits by consortium participants across Southern California. These included all regional botanical gardens within the US […]