About

The mission of South Carolina Plant Conservation Alliance is to coordinate rare plant conservation activities in the state to ensure no local extinctions. To achieve this goal, we connect university programs, botanical gardens, government agencies, land managers, environmental consultants, and botanical…

Priority Species

The SCPCA focuses its conservation efforts on specific plant species and communities. Priority species are chosen based on practical criteria such as degree of endangerment, potential for recovery, and whether or not another group has already taken a species on….

Resources

The identification, monitoring, and management of rare and endangered species takes a lot of work and attention to details. This section will contain information and links about plant conservation, including the work of botanic gardens, conservation basics, applicable laws, and…

Activities

NatureServe Southeast Biodiversity Forum

The 2018 NatureServe Southeast Biodiversity Conservation Forum will be held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, March 6-8. It will be at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. The meeting will bring together key experts on biodiversity from all over the Southeast…

SCPCA Meeting January 23 10:00-3:00 Riverbanks Botanical Garden

The SCPCA will have a membership meeting January 23, 10:00-3:00 at Riverbanks Botanical Garden.   Many thanks to Andy Cabe and Riverbanks for hosting this meeting! Here’s a link to a doodle poll to RSVP for the Membership Meeting. It…

Venus flytrap: submit comments

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has completed initial reviews of Endangered Species Act (ESA) petitions for five species and found that each presents substantial information that the petitioned action may be warranted. As a result, the oblong rocksnail,…

Plant Conservation Course – Online and Free!

The Center for Plant Conservation and San Diego Zoo have posted a free online Plant Conservation course. The course is intended to be a beginner’s course, so please share with new plant conservation hires or interns, students or anyone who…

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Three species of ferns found for the first time in South Carolina at Lake Jocassee

Patrick D. McMillan, PhD I am constantly surprised by the diversity we have yet to uncover in the Jocassee Gorges. One of the most profound discoveries was made over 80 years ago by botanists, William Chambers Coker, Henry Totten when…

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Introduced Biodiversity at the Colosseum

The most amazing Twitter thread…. When botanists started exploring the Colosseum in the 1800s, they discovered it was full of plants that were not at all native to the region. How did they get there? Could it have been as…

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