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Demand for Botanists on Public Lands: Challenges and Solutions

Olwell, Peggy [1].

Demand for Botanists on Federal Lands: Bureau of Land Management is Looking for a Few Good Botanists.

There are 5 major federal land managing agencies in the US: Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, USDA Forest Service and Department of Defense. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is the largest of these federal government agencies covering more than 250 million acres of land, primarily in the western US. BLM has a multiple-use mandate for grazing, timber, recreation, minerals, and energy development, as well as a conservation mandate for protecting these lands for future generations. The challenge facing the Bureau and the other federal agencies is the age of our workforce, which is older and of retirement age. To address this challenge, the Bureau (and the other federal agencies) needs to partner with organizations like the Botanical Society of America to connect our botanical needs with the students coming through botany departments, both undergraduate and graduate levels. The objective of this session is to explore the issues facing BLM and other federal land managing agencies related to the botanical workforce and to develop a coordinated strategy.


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1 - Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW, LSB204, Washington, DC, DC, 20240, USA

Keywords:
Bureau of Land Management
Plant Conservation Alliance
Plant conservation
Partnerships
botanical education.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: S12
Location: 182/I K Barber
Date: Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
Time: 9:00 AM
Number: S12001
Abstract ID:597


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