Saving Endangered Plants

J.E. Shields
Thu, 08 Sep 2011 10:06:24 PDT
I gave a lick-and-a-promise summary of conservation concerns, somewhat 
reflecting those expressed in this forum recently, in my blog today:…
It is obviously slanted to my own particular interests.

I did not deal with one notion of conservation of rare and endangered 
plants (or at least bulbs) that we talked about, namely conservation by 
propagation and distribution.  I think this is an idea that needs to be 
seriously developed.  Dynamic preservation as opposed to static 
conservation.  Active vs. passive.   I'm not prepared to deal with this 
idea adequately on my own, but I think someone, somewhere, needs to 
promulgate this approach and it needs to be introduced into the serious 
conservation discussions.

Jim Shields

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
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