Why is management important for plant conservation?
Regular documentation of rare plant populations and habitat health is fundamental to detecting signs of degradation. Once appropriate active management steps are determined, they are implemented to reverse the decline of rare plant populations and their habitat.
The NC Plant Conservation Program (NCPCP), Friend of Plant Conservation (FoPC) Volunteers, preserve stewards and others, work together in accomplishing management techniques that promote habitat and populations of rare native species. Click on the images below to explore the reasons and methods for these important practices.
Preserve Stewards are volunteers who adopt a preserve and regularly visit it to ensure habitat and rare plant safety and protection. Preserve Stewards aid the NCPCP and FoPC in public interaction, taking part in volunteer days, guided hikes, and ensuring boundary lines are being respected.