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.
August 12, 2017 | Kickapoo Valley Reserve, WI…
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.…
Stand Up for Sustainable Appalachian Medicine & Become a Permanent Part of the UpS Botanical Sanctuary
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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