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….


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…


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…

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…

Botany Bill

On February 14, 2017, Representative Quigley (D-IL) introduced House Resolution 1054, with co-sponsor Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). This legislation is intended to promote botanical research and botanical sciences capacity (including botanical education), generate demand for native plant materials, and authorize related federal activities….

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5-year reviews

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is initiating 5-year status reviews for eight species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.  If you have new information since the last 5-year review for any of the species listed below, please share…

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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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