Join CPC as an Individual Conservation Partner

The Center for Plant Conservation is a network uniting plant conservationists–both plant-focused institutions and individuals–in the common goal to save plant diversity for future generations.

Individuals, who have experience with research, practice, and publications related to plant conservation, or are emerging professionals or students of plant conservation may apply to join the CPC Network in one of three categories: Plant Conservation Professional Partner, Emerging Professional Partner, or Student.

The Center for Plant Conservation not only binds plant conservationists together to spread and amplify their knowledge, but provides additional resources and support to members. CPC ensures members are equipped with the information and resources needed to best Save Plants.

Plant Conservation Professional Partner

Individuals who have conducted research on rare plants and published on plant conservation and related topics may apply to join the CPC network. Plant Conservation Professional Partners are welcome to attend CPC National Meetings, may serve on standing committees, or task forces, and contribute expertise and data to CPC best practices for plant conservation as co-authors. Where appropriate, they may be eligible to receive contracts for plant conservation activities.

Emerging Professional Partner

Individuals who have become professional plant conservationists within the past 3 years may apply to join the CPC network. Emerging Professional Partners are welcome to attend CPC National Meetings. Where appropriate, they may be eligible to receive contracts for plant conservation activities.

Students

Individuals enrolled full-time at a university or college and actively studying conservation (plant biology, environmental sciences) may apply to join the CPC network. Students are welcome to attend CPC National Meetings. Please send a resume to show relevant coursework and/or extra-curricular conservation activities.

University of Chicago intern Jessica Zhong is assisting the Institute for Applied Ecology make a seed collection funded by the CPC's rare plant seed collection agreement with the US Forest Service. Photo Credit: Maria Mullins

Member Benefits

Though the Center for Plant Conservation Saves Plants by providing information and resources to all, members are provided additional benefits.

  • Access to online digital resources including a members-only communication channel through the CPC Rare Plant Academy forum
  • Networking and presenting opportunities with the top conservation experts at our annual CPC National Meeting
  • Technical support, guidance, and community facilitated through the CPC National Office, your go-to connection on how to Save Plants

Additionally, Plant Conservation Professional Partners may:

  • Serve on standing committees or task forces
  • Contribute expertise and data to CPC best practices for plant conservation as co-authors

Both Plant Conservation Professional Partners and Emerging Professional Partners may:

  • Be eligible to receive contracts for plant conservation activities (where appropriate)

Become An Individual Conservation Partner

Learn more about how CPC can support your professional plant conservation efforts and what it takes to become an Individual Conservation Partner.

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