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Reintroductions/Restorations on East Coast

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Hey there,

I was wondering if anyone knew of attempts to reintroduce native carnivores or restore similar communities in the Northeast, or more broadly, of active conservation efforts in the region. I know of the Pine Barrens, but that's as far as I've gotten. I've joined ICPS, Meadowview and NASC, but I was wondering if anyone knew of opportunities to assist with conservation in the field.

Thanks!
 
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As far as I know, NASC and Meadowview are the two making the biggest impact. Have you inquired with either of them as to how you could get (more) involved?
 
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Lots of stuff going on in the SE that I'm not at liberty to speak about, but not quite as much up north (as far as I know).

I personally would like to see the day where there is not only legislation, but a concerted effort by all of the east coast to preserve all at-risk and endangered plants and habitats.
 

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This spring I plan on introducing state ( not federally!) endangered and extirpated species to local retention basins built to handle rainwater runoff from housing developments and office parks. This isn't really restoration per se, more of a beautification project. These basins are currently home to it a hodgepodge of generalist natives, introduced and invasive species. The species I plan to work with are common species of the coastal plain, but PA had little of this region within its borders, and most of that was developed into Philadelphia International Airport and a landfill.
 
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Hi Jimboof:

We're currently working on a Sarracenia purpurea restoration project in Massachusetts so please contact me at meadowview@pitcherplant.org if you want to get involved. The project involves restoring a former commercial cranberry bog to an Atlantic white cedar wetland system, including native Sarracenia purpurea. We're raising 600 S. purpurea for the project with delivery set for 2016. If you want to come and visit us at Meadowview you could help with the propagation phase, and perhaps be involved in the planting phase.

Sincerely,

Phil Sheridan, Ph.D.
President and Director
Meadowview Biological
Research Station
 
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While not in the Northeast, Atlanta Botanical Garden has done great work protecting, enhancing & expanding rare Sarracenia stands.

ABG's commitment to Sarracenia goes all the way back to the late 80s. Same for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. S. purpurea ssp. venosa var. montana, S. leucophylla, rubra "Ancestral Form," oreophila, and jonesii still exist in situ because of the efforts of conservation-minded institutions like those. The genetic material, even from extirpated sites, is additionally protected via safeguarding.

Let me also add that the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, of which ABG is a founding member, is making significant headway on behalf of many of GA's rare plants. An Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance has already been founded, and it is hoped that sister alliances will pop up throughout the southeast.

While these efforts are not exclusively directed at Sarracenia, carnivorous plants and mountain bog habitats are high on the priority list. For the APCA, very good efforts are being directed at Sarracenia alabamensis ssp. alabamensis.

http://atlantabotanicalgarden.org/conservation/conservation-efforts
http://gump.auburn.edu/boyd/apca/Welcome.html
 
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Hi Jimboof:

We're currently working on a Sarracenia purpurea restoration project in Massachusetts so please contact me at meadowview@pitcherplant.org if you want to get involved. The project involves restoring a former commercial cranberry bog to an Atlantic white cedar wetland system, including native Sarracenia purpurea. We're raising 600 S. purpurea for the project with delivery set for 2016. If you want to come and visit us at Meadowview you could help with the propagation phase, and perhaps be involved in the planting phase.

Sincerely,

Phil Sheridan, Ph.D.
President and Director
Meadowview Biological
Research Station

Phil, make sure you let the NECPS know when you're ready to plant. I'm sure a few of us would love to come out and help. :)
 
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