Restoring Diversity: Strategies for Reintroduction of Endangered Plants

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<p>In April 1993, a national conference sponsored by the Center for Plant Conservation brought together academic biologists, agency staff members, activists, and other experts to critically explore the value of ecological restoration as a conservation strategy. Restoring Diversity examines and expands on issues set forth at that gathering. Topics covered include: <ul> <li>the strategic and legal context for rare plant restoration <li>the biology of restoration <li>use (and misuse) of mitigation in rare plant
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<p>In April 1993, a national conference sponsored by the Center for Plant Conservation brought together academic biologists, agency staff members, activists, and other experts to critically explore the value of ecological restoration as a conservation strategy. Restoring Diversity examines and expands on issues set forth at that gathering. Topics covered include: <ul> <li>the strategic and legal context for rare plant restoration <li>the biology of restoration <li>use (and misuse) of mitigation in rare plant conservation <li>case studies from across the United States </ul> Restoring Diversity is a pathbreaking work that not only unifies concepts in the field of restoration, but also fills significant technical and policy gaps, and provides operational tools for successful restorations.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781559632973
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 505
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.91 (h) x 1.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Plant Rarity and Endangerment in North America 7
Reintroduction in a Changing Climate 23
Spatial and Biological Scales in Reintroduction 49
The Regulatory and Policy Context 87
FOCUS: Reintroducing Endangered Hawaiian Plants 101
Defining and Measuring Success 127
Selecting Reintroduction Sites 157
Designing Populations: Demographic, Genetic, and Horticultural Dimensions 171
Lesson from Ecological Theory: Dispersal, Establishment, and Population Structure 209
Monitoring 235
FOCUS: Pinus torreyana at the Torrey Pines State Reserve, California 265
Rare Plant Mitigation: A Policy Perspective 279
Translocation As a Mitigation Strategy: Lessons from California 293
Ecological Function and Sustainability in Created Wetlands 331
Use of Corporate Lands 343
New Directions for Rare Plant Mitigation Policy 363
FOCUS: Rare Plant Mitigation in Florida 373
Experimental Reintroduction of Stephanomeria malheurensis 399
Knowlton's Cactus (Pediocactus knowltonii) Reintroduction 403
Texas Snowbells (Styrax texana) Reintroduction 411
Apalachicola Rosemary (Conradina glabra) Reintroduction 417
Pitcher's Thistle (Cirsium pitcheri) Reintroduction 423
Southern Appalachian Rare Plant Reintroductions on Granite Outcrops 433
Small Whorled Pogonia (Isotria medeoloides) Transplant Project 445
About the Contributors 491
Index 495
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