North American Botanic Garden Strategy for Plant Conservation is a tool for anyone. It is meant not only for botanic gardens but others as well such as zoos, natural history museums, universities, governments, native plant societies, and any other interested groups. From the smallest organization to the largest, all can find utility and the inspiration to action.
This document is organized by action areas and paired with related resources and case studies as a starting point for interested readers. Appropriate sections relevant to common questions you might have are highlighted below for quick reference.
Where could one get a basic understanding of North American plant conservation and its relationship to global biodiversity goals? See the Prologue (page 4), the Foreword (page 5), and the Introduction (page 6-9)
Is there a history and quick overview of the North American Botanic Garden Strategy for Plant Conservation? See the Introduction (page 6) and the Summary of Objectives and Targets (pages 10-14)
What is the status of creating North American and global plant checklists? See the Prologue (page 4), the Foreword (page 5), and Objective A “Understanding and documenting Plant Diversity” and Related Resources (pages 15-16)
Where is information related to the care and preservation of rare and threatened plant species? See Objective B “Conserving Plant Diversity” and Related Resources (pages 18-19)
How would one ship, trade, use, or produce plants or plant products sustainably and understand their cultural uses? See Objective C “Using plant diversity sustainably” and Related Resources (page 28)
How can public outreach and educational resources be used to support plant conservation? See Objective D “Promoting public awareness about plant diversity” and Related Resources (pages 31-32)
How can I connect to a larger community of professional botanists and horticulturists? See Objective E “Building capacity for conservation of plant diversity” and Related Resources (page 33)
How can I incorporate plant conservation goals into our institutional policy and plans? See Objective F “Supporting the North American Strategy” and Related Resources (page 37)