Botanic gardens, arboreta, and other public gardens act as important repositories of fragile ecologies. Two projects will be presented that tackle ecological challenges in distinct ways. Seemingly disparate, both have developed long-range plans for the next 100 years. Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Campaign for the Next Century’s Water Conservation Project aims to reduce the garden’s outdoor freshwater consumption by 95% and dramatically reduce the garden's stormwater discharge. Eastwoodhill Arboretum in Gisbourne, New Zealand, is now cultivating critically endangered Northern Hemisphere species threatened by deforestation and climate change. Planning at the century scale allows decision makers to prioritize expenditures, while remaining true to the vision and goals of their institutions.
This session is approved for 1.5 LACES credit hours.
This session is approved for 1.5 ISA credit hours.