The Plant Conservation Alliance (PCA) holds Bi-Monthly Meetings that are an open forum for anyone interested or working in plant conservation. Meetings are held every other month in the Washington DC metropolitan area, with an option to join online.
Each meeting features a speaker from the plant conservation community. In addition, there is a roundtable for attendees to share relevant events, as well as updates from each of the PCA working groups and committees. Regular attendees include representatives from the PCA Federal agencies and from Cooperating organizations; however anyone is welcome to attend this meeting.
The next PCA General Meeting is coming up!
September 12, 2018 - Abby Meyer, Executive Director, Botanic Gardens Conservation International U.S. <www.bgci.org/>, will talk with us about leveraging the garden community to complement and backup collections within and among institutions to close gaps and secure plant diversity for the future. This talk will also discuss implementing The North American Botanic Garden Strategy for Plant Conservation and the ways garden staff can use information available to them to assess gaps and priorities for their own collections.
March 14, 2018 - Margaret O'Gorman - President of the Wildlife Habitat Council
September 13, 2017 - Dwayne Estes, Director of the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative. You can find a copy of Dwayne's talk here.
November 8, 2017 - Emily Sessa, University of Florida, Fern Conservation.
January 10, 2018 - Jeannette Whitton, Director University of British Columbia Herbarium, Canada's SARA & COSEWIC
check back here or on the PCA meeting page for more information