Transplantations and relocation of species at risk: learning from the past to plan for the future
Randall, Johnny , Kunz, Michael .
Applying rare plant reintroduction guidelines.
We demonstrate the application of rare plant reintroduction guidelines developed by the Center for Plant Conservation and the North Carolina Plant Conservation Program in experimental reintroductions of Lysimachia asperulifolia, Echinacea laevigata,and Ptilimnium nodosum.Reintroduction guidelines summarize critically important steps necessary for any successful reintroduction effort,including:1) target reintroduction appropriateness; 2) feasibility in terms of legal,management, funding, biological, horticultural, and site conditions; 3)reintroduction implementation; 4) site and plant maintenance; and 5) monitoring plans to assess reintroduction success. These guidelines also incorporate new insights gained by meta-analyses of numerous plant reintroduction efforts,particularly in relation to the importance of applying demographic approaches to monitor population viability. We also report on the early stages of a large-scale reintroduction project for Lysimachia asperulifolia, Astragalus michauxii,Lilium pyrophilum, Amorpha georgiana, and Pyxidanthera brevifolia on Ft. Bragg,NC. This research will provide land managers and agencies, including the Department of Defense, with the technical and financial feasibility of reintroducing populations as a valid management tool.
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Center for Plant Conservation
North Carolina Botanical Garden
1 - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Botanical Garden, cb 3375, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, USA
Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Location: Delaware A/Hyatt
Date: Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
Time: 11:15 AM