February 17, 2021 –
You think alpine plants are small? You should see the seeds! Emily plans to introduce you to the intricacies of conserving the alpine through the plants that are the backbone of this fragile ecosystem.
Emily Griffoul is Betty Ford Alpine Gardens’ Conservation Scientist. She is leading the implementation of the Gardens’ North American Strategy for Alpine Plant Conservation to promote understanding and protection of vulnerable alpine species and habitats through ex-situ collections, surveys and mapping of alpine areas, collaborations with partners in other gardens and federal agencies, and engaging with the public. She collects seeds for preservation and propagation and surveys the alpine areas in Colorado with rare and endangered plants to develop an understanding of the alpine and identify and address threats.