IT’S BEEN AN exciting and productive couple of years for our alpine conservation efforts here at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The recently published Alpine Strategy (officially, the North American Botanic Garden Strategy for Alpine Plant Conservation) has been getting attention from other gardens and organizations interested in participating, and we are looking forward to engaging these partners as we develop the Alpine Strategy Network. I joined the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens team in June 2020 as the gardens’ first conservation scientist with the primary purpose of my position to implement the Alpine Strategy. My job is not only to coordinate the project but also to work on our conservation goals in the field.
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