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Education and Outreach

Havens, Kayri [1], Kramer, Andrea [2], Skogen, Krissa [3], Williams, Evelyn [4].

Advocacy for Native Plants and Restoration: 'Botany Bill', H.R. 1054 - The Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration and Promotion Act .

“Plant Blindness” is a documented phenomenon in people; it is the tendency of humans not to notice or appreciate the importance of plants. This has manifested in less funding and less protection for plants in the U.S. and other countries. We need an organized effort to advocate for support of native plant programs and restoration. We discuss how to develop and deliver a pro-plant message to decision makers, using the example of the “botany bill,” recently introduced legislation in the U.S. which if enacted will support plant scientists, plant funding and the use of native plants on federal lands.


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Related Links:
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1054


1 - Chicago Botanic Garden, CONS SCI DEPT, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL, 60022, USA
2 - Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL, 60022, USA
3 - Chicago Botanic Garden, Conservation Scientist, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL, 60022, USA
4 - Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois, 60022, United States

Keywords:
advocacy
Legislation
Botany Bill
Plant Blindness.

Presentation Type: Poster This poster will be presented at 5:30 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: P001
Abstract ID:282
Candidate for Awards:None


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