Plant Conservation Priorities
One of the core components of the TPCA is the annual meeting to determine the conservation priorities in our state. This meeting will be attended by botanists who have an intimate knowledge of the flora in Tennessee as well as partners that will step up as project leaders for each of the conservation priorities. The project leader could be a horticulturalist at a botanic garden or nursery, a researcher at a university (student or professor), an enthusiastic gardener or naturalist, a landowner...the list goes on. Whoever the project leader is, they are able to tap into the TPCA network for support as they begin their conservation efforts.
The first annual meeting to determine the plant conservation priorities will be at Austin Peay State University on January 29, 2019. Though the first meeting has not occurred, a short list of conservation priorities was determined and work on them has begun. These species include:
If you are interested in joining the cause or learning more, just contact the Conservation Coordinator, Cooper Breeden, by clicking here.