• Goldenseal
  • Black Cohosh
  • Laddy Slipper Orchid
  • Trillium
 

This is such a good article on collaboration across many cultures/agencies/industries/students/academics – all working for the plants... UpS is proud to be a part of this study over the last few years and we can't say enough about Kelly Kindscher of the University of Kansas for leading the way, Daniel Gagnon of Herbs Etc. for his commitment of time and energy towards this project, AHAP for their financial support, and all the volunteers and the Forest Service.

Researchers study impact of medicinal plant’s harvest in San Juan National Forest by Ann Bond

Planting the Future: Medicinal Plant Conservation in the Driftless Region
Join us again this year where we will be back at Kickapoo with an amazing day of sharing plant knowledge and strengthening the herbal ties of the Driftless region. Enjoy this full day of informative talks & herb walks with Sam Thayer, Matthew Wood, Jess Krueger, Jim McDonald, Linda Conroy, Erin LaFaive, Jane Stevens, Lora Krall, Kathleen Wildwood, Wayne Weiseman and others. Hosted by United Plant Savers at the beautiful 8,569-acre Kickapoo Valley Reserve located between the villages of La Farge and Ontario in southwestern Wisconsin.

August 12, 2017 | Kickapoo Valley Reserve, WI

 

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PAST EVENT: The Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals

This 3-day symposium provided a forum to bring together a diverse array of stakeholders involved in the management and regulation of forest botanicals in Appalachia, including federal and state agencies, tribal representatives, academics, landowners, collectors, and the herbal products industry.

Spearheaded by United Plant Savers and in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), this symposium was a forum for presenting current research and documenting critical new information about the conservation, cultivation, and commerce of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and other Appalachian forest botanicals. The symposium will also include a poster session. Proceedings of the symposium will be published online on the United Plant Savers website.

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Stand Up for Sustainable Appalachian Medicine & Become a Permanent Part of the UpS Botanical Sanctuary

United Plant Savers is proud to announce the capital campaign for our long awaited Educational & Research Center. With your donation and participation, you will be an integral part of this incredibly important center for plant conservation and medicinal plant preservation.

Join us for The Roadmap Climate Challenge:

The CrowdRise Earth Day Roadmap Climate Challenge is the biggest fundraising opportunity this Earth Day with up to $300,000 in prize money for non-profit organizations. Simply put, it is a capacity building and fundraising competition for climate, conservation, environmental and related non-profit organizations. The four-week Challenge runs from Thursday, April 20th at 12 pm ET through Thursday, May 18th at 1:59:59 pm ET and $300,000 in prize money, with grand prizes ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, will be given away to participating charities. 

What for?

Our future forests are our best solution for climate resilience – trees are medicine for planet Earth and we are saving the forest by redefining its value! Help United Plant Savers save the medicine of the forests and revive cultural traditions in the Appalachian region! When you support this challenge, you help us build the Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation at our botanical sanctuary, and reignite regenerative forest farming traditions through innovative educational events such as the Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals Symposium. Appalachia is THE hot spot for medicinal plant diversity – yet our botanical wealth is disappearing. The history of folk medicine in Appalachia has taken many twists and turns. Once a sacred tradition, the respectful harvesting of medicinal plants has now evolved into a dire situation for many species due to habitat loss and over-harvesting of the remaining populations – all compounded by the economic challenges of the region. United Plant Savers is the only organization of its kind advocating for the conservation of native medicinal plants. Our 360-acre Botanical Sanctuary in Rutland Ohio is the first center to be placed under conservation easement for the protection, research and education of at-risk medicinal plants of the Appalachian region - we are a model for Native Medicinal Plant-based economic redevelopment.

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Earth Day Walkabout and Campout Fundraiser

Join us this Earth Day to become a permanent part of the UpS Botanical Sanctuary

Earth Day Walkabout and Campout Fundraiser

Proceeds to benefit the UpS Medicinal Plant Conservation CenterDedicated to Jim and Peggy Duke

Saturday April 22, 2017

United Plant Savers is proud to announce our capital campaign for our long awaited Educational & Research Center. With your donation and participation in this walkabout, music and plant love vibe, you will be an integral part of this incredibly important center for plant conservation and medicinal plant preservation.

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United Plant Savers announces grant awarded for the market analysis and development of Forest Grown ginseng and Appalachian botanicals to address conservation concerns for sustainable sourcing in the supply chain of wild harvested herbs.

Rutland, Ohio (November, 2016) Founded in 1994, United Plant Savers has been the leading voice in conservation of At-Risk Native Plants, as our mission states to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for the future. United Plant Savers is collaborating with American Herbalists Guild, Mountain Rose Herbs, Appalachian Beginning Forest Farming Coalition Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and the Herbal Academy to distribute a market survey forthcoming in March of 2017. We are at a crossroads and this is a vital time to engage in an important discussion. Along with our survey we will be doing a video series and educational materials on key topics related to the future of forest botanicals and the Forest Grown program. This project will culminate with a three-day symposium in Morgantown West Virginia, July 12-14th, that will feature a research, herbalists and growers tract. We are currently accepting abstracts for the symposium with

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United Plant Savers at the IUCN World Conservation Congress
Caption: Danna Leaman (co-chair, IUCN Medicinal Plant Specialist Group); Susan Leopold; Alison Ormsby; Anastasiya Timoshyna (TRAFFIC)
Susan Leopold and Alison Ormsby from United Plant Savers/Sacred Seeds attended the 2016 International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in September in Honolulu, Hawaii. The World Conservation Congress is only held every four years. This year’s gathering brought 9,000 people from around the world together to discuss conservation successes and challenges, and set goals for the future. The IUCN is a well-known global conservation organization, based in Switzerland, that sets international conservation policy and produces the Red List publication that assesses that status of species.

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Dear Friends and Members of United Plant Savers, The time has come to collect new articles for our annual Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation, to be published in Spring 2018. We invite all of our members and supporters to tell their stories and share their knowledge and experiences in this upcoming issue. If you have participated in research or have stories or news of interest about “At-Risk” or native medicinal plants, please share with our membership.

The theme for the Spring 2018 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservationis consciousness in herbalism.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY TO SPREAD CONSCIOUSNESS FOR PLANT CONSERVATION? This year we have seen goldenseal listed on the IUCN redlist, the Young Living case with the illegal logging of rosewood, how do we bring consciousnes into herbalism. How do we heal our selves and the planet?  How can herbalism inspire stewardship instead of resource extraction of our precious at-risk medicinal plants? We welcome your submission and we do have a selective process so not all submission will be published but we will try and share them through emails and social media when possible.

Submission Deadline: January 10, 2018

Submission Guidelines

  • All documents must be in WORD format.
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Save the Date: Planting the Future, Medicinal Plant Conservation in the Driftless Region

Save the Date!

In 2013, United Plant Savers had an amazing event at the beautiful 8,569 acre Kickapoo Valley Reserve located between the villages of La Farge and Ontario in southwestern Wisconsin. Join us again in 2017, we will be back at Kickapoo with an amazing day of sharing plant knowledge and strengthening the herbal ties of the Driftless region. We have an amazing line-up of teachers and will be announcing class titles and schedule in the coming months.

Mark your summer calendar and tell your friends!August 12, 2017

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Seeking Nominations

Do you have someone or an organization in mind that you would like to nominate for the Medicinal Plant Conservation Award? If so send an email and tell us why. Nominations should be emailed to office@unitedplantsavers.org


Call for Articles

Time is running out! 
We want to include YOUR article
in the next Journal of Medicinal
Plant Conservation.
Deadline for submissions:
January 10th, 2018
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February 23th-25th, 2018


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Spring 2018: Monday, April 30 - Friday, June 8.
Fall 2018: Tuesday, Sept. 4 - Friday, Oct. 12.

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