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.
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.
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)