Gene Conservation of Tree Species - May 16 – 19, 2016 - Chicago, Illinois
About the Workshop
The purpose of the workshop is to facilitate the exchange of the latest information, research, and action on genetic conservation of tree species, especially those species at risk from stressors such as insects, diseases, drought, and development. The workshop will highlight risk assessments that help to inform genetic conservation strategies as well as major actions taken by organizations for long-term conservation of tree genetic material. Using this information, participants will develop a set of actions during the meeting that can be used to form and strengthen partnerships, and foster collaboration to accelerate genetic conservation efforts.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is open to individuals and organizations with interest in tree genetic conservation, including state and federal resource managers, conservation groups, botanic gardens, forest industry and scientists from public and private institutions.
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