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Forest Grown Verification Program

Introducing the Forest Grown Verification Program

The PCO Forest Grown Verification Program was established in 2014 with the purpose of creating a voluntary, third-party verification for non-timber forest grown products that are produced and harvested in a sustainable and legal manner. This program benefits producers by building consumer confidence, demand, and premium pricing; protecting forest “crop” in the event of theft, land development and legal matters through documentation; and may provide exemptions around wild stewarding plants. The program standards currently apply …
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New pics and sneak peek video from an amazing day!

New pics and sneak peek video from an amazing day!

Our 25th celebration and grand opening of the Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation was a day filled with sunlight, friends, theatre, art, music, and PLANTS! Here is a sneak peek at our short video highlighting the event! A big shout out to all our supporters who helped us build the building! Here are a few pics from the event taken by board member, Helen Metzmen. Enjoy! Another huge thanks to all our sponsors who helped …
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Announcing: Hope for Hydrastis — Make a donation this Giving Tuesday and your gift will be doubled!

We’re launching our most ambitious project to date and we need your help.  There is high demand in the marketplace for organic goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). Wild-harvested roots are becoming increasingly harder to find, and the roots that do exist tend to be smaller than in years past. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently published the status of goldenseal as “vulnerable” due to unregulated wild-harvesting compounded by a loss of habitat. This is …
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Call for Articles: 2020 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation

Dear Friends and Members of the IUCN Medicinal Plant Specialist Group, The time has come to collect new articles for United Plant Savers’ annual Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation, joining with the MPSG’s Medicinal Plant Conservation newsletter, to be published in Spring 2020. We invite all members of the IUCN MPSG to tell their stories and share their knowledge and experiences in this upcoming issue that will be shared at the Conservation Congress. We would …
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