Outreach, Education and Training

Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation

Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation will bring together government agencies, land managers, botanical gardens, university programs, experts, professionals, and other interested parties to build capacity and promote novel partnerships for plant conservation in the Southeast. Working with a wide range of stakeholders that represent diverse interests and perspectives, this effort seeks to stimulate collective successes in local, state, and regional plant conservation.

2020 Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation Conference

SePPCon 2020 will be held at The Southeastern Center for Conservation at Atlanta Botanical Garden the week of March 2 – 6, 2020. The conference agenda registration will be available in November 2019. If you are interested in giving a presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration by the SePPCon Planning Committee. Please note the abstract submission deadline of November 8, 2019.

SePPCon 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

SePPCon 2020 is a uniquely meaningful opportunity for conservation professionals to gather and work intensively to share species and habitat-specific information, identify research and management needs, and build relationships.

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Please note the sponsorship deadline of November 15, 2019; contact Carrie Radcliffe (cradcliffe@atlantabg.org) for more information.

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SePPCon 2016 Summary

The inaugural Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation (SePPCon) meeting was held November 1-3, 2016 at the Garden’s Southeastern Center for Conservation. SePPCon 2016 was attended by 153 government agencies, land managers, and professionals from 17 states and territories. This gathering catalyzed regional successes, including that the formation of new state-based plant conservation alliances and other partnerships. It also resulted in the withdrawal of 10 plant species from the Center for Biological Diversity petition. This highlights the value of coming together to lay out a current state of knowledge of vulnerable species and prioritize conservation efforts.
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