Botanic Gardens as Sentinels of Forest Health Stark

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Botanic Gardens as Sentinels of Forest Health Stark

  1. 1. APGA Strategic Goals <ul><li>Strengthening our capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Leveraging our collective strength </li></ul><ul><li>Advancing our professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>Developing our resources </li></ul>
  2. 2. Sentinel Plant Project <ul><li>Sentinel Plant Network </li></ul><ul><li>Train the Trainer </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Materials </li></ul><ul><li>International Coordination </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sentinel Plant Network <ul><li>Identify Gardens that are actively monitoring collections </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit other gardens and train them to monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as a network of first responders </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as a resource for NPDN in identify potential threats to international collections </li></ul>
  4. 4. Train the Trainer <ul><li>Work with NPDN to develop training modules for garden volunteers and visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Offer regional train the trainer workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Begin development of a broader network of first responders </li></ul><ul><li>Educate the public about the threat of invasive pests </li></ul>
  5. 5. Educational Materials <ul><li>Develop educational materials targeted at different age groups </li></ul><ul><li>Use the network of public gardens in the U.S. for dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Develop materials targeted at member gardens for best practices </li></ul>
  6. 6. International Coordination <ul><li>Work with international partners to develop a network of public gardens </li></ul><ul><li>Offer opportunities for networking and information sharing among those gardens </li></ul>

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