CPC Partner Categories

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CPC Partner Categories 2019-12-02T18:44:16+00:00

Institutions, upon acceptance into the CPC Network, are assigned to one of four partner categories of Participating Institutions:

  1. Conservation Partner
  2. Research Partner
  3. Corporate Partner
  4. Network Partner

Participating Institution – Conservation Partner

Conservation Partners are 1) non-profit organizations, exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, 2) are primarily research gardens, arboreta, museums, zoos or other such organizations whose mission either partially or wholly concerns the conservation and appreciation of plants, and 3) must formally maintain documented ex situ collections of regionally rare taxa of conservation concern for inclusion in the CPC National Collection.

Conservation Partners must use quality, science-based principles and recognized best conservation practices in their rare plant work including those specified in the CPC Guidelines for Participating Institutions. (Examples may include public gardens and nonprofit organizations that maintain ex situ plant collections)

Participating Institution – Research Partner

Research Partners can be a variety of organizations, consortia or partnerships that are non-profit (although IRS exemption is not required), that conduct research or perform other related work that directly supports CPC mission. Whereas Conservation Partners are directly responsible for the National Collection, Research Partners often perform basic research or provide technical skills and services that support the CPC National Collection in tangible ways. (Examples may include universities and federal research labs)

Participating Institution – Corporate Partner

Corporate Partners represent a variety of for-profit companies whose corporate mission aligns with CPC vision and mission and whose affiliation with CPC represents a mutually beneficial relationship. Corporate Partners provide financial support through direct contributions and/or contribution of equipment, tools and resources useful to CPC and its Participating Institutions. (Examples may include conservation focused landscape architect firms or ecosystem restoration companies)

Participating Institution – Network Partner

Network Partners are organizations, consortia or other regional, national or international organizations whose mission overlaps significantly with CPC either by amassing ex situ conservation collections for different but complementary purposes as CPC or maintain professional memberships, partnerships or networks. (Examples could include botanical garden associations)

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