The Southeastern Plant Conservation Alliance is launching the development of a Regional Species of Greatest Conservation Need (RSGCN) list for plants to inform and support conservation strategies, decision-making, and sustainable action for imperiled plants. This will also facilitate the inclusion of plants in 2025 State Wildlife Action Plans and identify regional plant conservation trends. Global ranking updates will be conducted for 50 species after the list is complete.
This meeting will provide an intro and overview of the development of the RSGCN list.
Atlanta Botanical Garden and NatureServe are partners in this effort, which will be advised by Terwilliger Consulting, Inc. and the Wildlife Conservation section of Georgia's Department of Natural Resources. The Natural Heritage Network and the Southeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) will provide input, along with other regional botanical experts. Funding has been provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.