One of the organizations I list on my website is the Plant Conservation Alliance (PCA). Since this is the time of year we’re out gathering seed, I thought it would be a good time to mention the PCA. The PCA is a public-private partnership of organizations that share the goal to protect native plants by ensuring native plant populations and their communities are maintained, enhanced and restored.
It is made up of Non-Federal Cooperators consisting of more than 300 state and local agencies and not-for-profit organizations and of Federal Cooperators consisting of 12 federal agencies, all interested in native plant conservation in America. Federal and Non-Federal Cooperators work collaboratively to solve the problems of native plant conservation and native habitat restoration, in an effort to ensure the preservation of ecosystems in America.
The basis of their focus is the National Framework for Progress in Plant Conservation and one of the strategies within that framework is the National Seed Strategy.
New Cooperators in PCA are always welcome! Joining is easy, and there’s no financial obligation. Your organization can be as involved as it chooses. Find out if your organization or agency is a part of the PCA.
For questions about the PCA or about joining, e-mail
This post was prepared with the assistance of Evelyn Williams, Co-Chair PCA Non-Federal Cooperators Committee, Chicago Botanic Garden