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

Helonias bullata count

On March 14, species lead Jim Fowler, along with SCPCA members David White and Frank Holleman, went out to Watson-Cooper Heritage Preserve to count the Helonias bullata on the site. Jim reports: “Big, big thanks to David and Frank for…

Helonias bullata count April 14

It’s about time for a plant count of the Helonias bullata (Swamp Pink) population in upper Greenville County. Date: Saturday, April 14 Where: Meet at Caesar’s Head SP parking lot Time: 9:30 am There will NOT be an alternate rain…

Tom Goforth – Memorial March 6

I am very very sorry to report that Tom Goforth passed away on Monday, February 26. It was very sudden. There will be a memorial for Tom on Tuesday, March 6, at 2 p.m. at Table Rock Lodge. His sister…

New Oxypolis canbyii population!

On April 12, Jason Ayers, Coastal Program biologist, was out in the field in northern Berkeley County with USFWS botanist April Punsalan, Partners Program biologist Bret Beasley, and FWS biologist Paula Sisson. April was searching for Schwalbea americana and the…

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At-Risk species on National Wildlife Refuges

Keith Bradley has prepared this report on At-Risk Plant Species Survey 2018 in national wildlife refuges in coastal South Carolina and Georgia.

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Isoetes louisianensis (Louisiana quillwort) 5-year review

The USFWS has begun its 5-year review of Isoetes louisianensis. It is seeking new information; the last review was completed in June 2012. To ensure that the Service is able to consider any new information you might be aware of…

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