• Goldenseal
  • Black Cohosh
  • Laddy Slipper Orchid
  • Trillium

Our Mission at UpS

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

About Us

Board of Directors

  • Rosemary Gladstar, Founding President
  • Sara Katz, President
  • Kathleen Maier, Vice President
  • Bevin Clare, Secretary
  • Tim Blakley
  • Melanie Carpenter
  • Michael McGuffin
  • Helen Lowe-Metzman
  • Emily Ruff
  • 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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Upcoming Events

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And just a short drive away
while you're in the region...

Humoural Temperaments
for Mongrel Herbalists -
with Jim McDonald
August 13 & 14
at Echo Valley Farm, Onatario, WI

The 30th Anniversary Celebration Of The New England Women’s Herbal Conference

August 25 ~ 27, 2017
Camp Wicosuta located in Hebron, NH


Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Program

Applications are now being accepted for 2017!

Spring 2017:
Mon. May 1 - Fri. June 9th
Fall 2017:
Tue. Sept. 5 - Fri. Oct. 13

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PO Box 147, Rutland, OH 45775
Tel. (740) 742-3455
Email: office@UnitedPlantSavers.org



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