• Goldenseal
  • Black Cohosh
  • Laddy Slipper Orchid
  • Trillium

United Plant Savers' mission is 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 generations to come.

These Are Exciting Times for Herbalists. We are witnessing the art of herbalism rapidly regaining its rightful place in the American tradition of health and healing. However, as herbalism flourishes and winds its way into the "main stream" of America, it is eliciting a unique set of problems and concerns.

Where once herbal enterprises were few and far between, it is now a competitive marketplace which has increased the demand on wild medicinal plant resources. Furthermore, other countries with an uninterrupted tradition of herbalism are experiencing a severe shortage of medicinal plants and look to the North American continent for supplying these herbs. This increased usage along with habitat destruction is causing an ever-increasing shortage of wild plant resources, including some of our most treasured medicinal species.

The work of United Plant Savers involves research, education and conservation of native medicinal plants and their habitats. We hope that you will join us in this worthwhile and important mission. UpS is a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
--Margaret Mead

About Us

Board of Directors

  • Rosemary Gladstar, Founding President
  • Kathleen Maier, President
  • Melanie Carpenter, Vice President
  • Emily Ruff, Treasurer
  • Bevin Clare, Secretary
  • Sara Katz
  • Michael McGuffin
  • Helen Metzmann
  • Steven Yeager
Executive Director: Susan Leopold, PhD   susan@unitedplantsavers.orgoffice@unitedplantsavers.org

UpS Advisory Board

Mindy Green, Chairperson Lynda LeMole, Don Babineau,Betzy Bancroft, Jane Bothwell, Peggy Brevoort,Richo Cech Mark Cohen, Dr. Ryan Drum, Dr. James Duke, Trish Flaster, Steven Foster, James Green, Christopher Hobbs, David Hoffmann, Loren Israelsen, Dr. Kelly Kindscher, Nick Kulibaba Jon Maxwell, Robert McCaleb, Pam Montgomery, Nancy Scarzello, Deb Soule, Paul Strauss Mark Wheeler, David Winston, Lee Wood, Rebecca Wood, Katherine Yvinskas


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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


United Plant Savers Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Program

Fall 2018: Tuesday, Sept. 4 - Friday, Oct. 12.

Spring 2019: April 29 - June 7.

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Email: office@UnitedPlantSavers.org



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