1149
Home » Research & Conservation » Research & Conservation Staff » Conservation Collections Manager

Conservation Collections Manager

5

Steve Blackwell150.jpgSteven A. Blackwell, B.S. 

B.S. Urban Horticulture
Arizona State University, 2005

B.S. Conservation Biology and Ecological Sustainability
Arizona State University, 2009

 

  • Email: sblackwell[at]dbg.org
  • Phone: 480 481.8175

Research Interests

  • Developing propagation techniques and protocols for rare plants
  • Seed germination and viability studies of rare plants
  • Habitat restoration and species reintroduction


Personal Statement

I am tasked with collecting, propagating and maintaining the Garden’s collection of rare, threatened and endangered plant species. In addition, I also manage the Garden’s seed vault which securely houses seeds from thousands of both rare and common species. These collections are vital in ensuring the preservation of these species as well as for future use in research and reintroduction projects. My main areas of interests are in habitat conservation and restoration, propagation/horticultural techniques, and plant ecology.

Garden community

Join the Conversation

Youtube-32x32 Twitter-32x32 Flickr-32x32 Facebook-32x32 Pinterest-32x32 Instagram-32x32 Dotted-border

Latest Tweet

Dotted-border

See What's New

Latest Activities & Updates

Artistleague-275x175
Paintout Show & Sale

During the final weekend of the Scottsdale Artists League Spring Paintout all of the artwork from the Paintout will be on display and for sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Desert Botanical Garden and the Scottsdale Artists League’s Scholarship Fund. The show and sale will be loacted along the Center for Desert Living Trail.

  • Included with paid Garden admissions. Become a member today for free annual admission.
  • Free for members and children under 3.
Read more
Dotted-border

Newsletter

Sent Bi-Weekly

Please fill out both fields