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kathy rice

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Review for Center For Plant Conservation Inc, St Louis, MO, USA

Rating: 4 stars  


For 14 years i worked as the CPC liason at Desert Botanical Garden. My primary goal was to build a conservation seedbank of rare and common desert species for recovery and restoration purposes. CPC supported my efforts financially and professionally with grant money and plenty of advice. Under the leadership of Carolyn O'Malley, Director of Desert Botanical Garden, my efforts were enthusiastically encouraged and supported. When, under new directorship, my position was included in the Reseearch Department under new direction, new rules were put into place at DES, limiting my CPC activity. This caused a major life change for me, resulting in a change of profession. I am now a botany teacher at a community college, but will always appreciate the time i spent working toward plant conservation with CPC.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Curator of Seeds and Rare Plants (collected seeds, conducted germination tests, reported results to appropriate agencies, secured funding to conduct these activities).