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Southeastern Center for Conservation

As a venue for coordination and collaboration, the Southeastern Center for Conservation enables the Garden's partner institutions to expand and better carry out their work. Through conservation of imperiled species and natural communities across the southeastern United States, Caribbean, and Ecuador, the center protects the natural heritage of one of North America’s most biodiverse regions.

Science and Research

The Southeastern Center for Conservation focuses on three core areas of study: habitat restoration research, biodiversity research, pollinator research and a conservation seed bank.

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Global Efforts

With conservation interests in Puerto Rico, Cuba and and Ecuador, the Garden is committed to positively affecting international plant populations through research, conservation, education and restoration.

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Restoration & Monitoring

Restoring and monitoring imperiled plants and their fragile ecosystems threatened by human interference and natural forces.

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Outreach, Education and Training

In addition to vital conservation work, the Garden’s Conservation & Research team is dedicated to sharing its knowledge and training others, from industry experts to teachers and the public.

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Conservation Work

Quillwort

Through propagation at the Garden, this protected species of extremely rare aquatic grass has grown to support existing populations at two Georgia sites.
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Florida Torreya

For nearly 30 years the Garden has been working to conserve this nearly extinct conifer native to southwest Georgia and the Florida panhandle. You can catch a glimpse of one at the waterfall below the Conservation Garden at the Midtown Atlanta location.
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Georgia Aster

The Garden has participated in regional planning, research, management, and monitoring for the Georgia Aster.
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