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

Bog Learning Network Meeting March 13-14

The Bog Learning Network is having its annual meeting in Asheville on March 13 and 14. They would love to have some South Carolina folks attend! Contact Mincy Moffett for more information.

Invasive Removal Mountain Bridge Wilderness February 10

Volunteering opportunity – We want you! Saturday, February 10 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain Bridge Wilderness area Near Wildcat Wayside State Park 5334-5434 SC-11 Geer Highway Cleveland, SC 29635 Upstate Forever is hosting a field work day to…

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…

Reintroductions in FMNF

On February 8, Jeff Glitzenstein and others replanted several Schwalbea americana in the Francis Marion National Forest. These seedlings were grown from seed that Danny Carlson collected in 1987, back before the species was federally listed as endangered. The seeds…

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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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