Center for Plant Conservation

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Center for Plant Conservation
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
FocusConservation biology
Area served
United States
President and CEO
Dr. Carlos L. de la Rosa

The Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) is a non-profit organization comprising a network of over 50 institutions. Its mission is to conserve and restore the rare native plants of the United States and Canada.


CPC represents a network of conservation partners, collectively known as CPC Participating Institutions (PIs), that collaboratively work to save at-risk plants of the United States and Canada. CPC PIs maintain the CPC National Collection of Endangered Plants, a living conservation collection of imperiled plants. By working to collect and manage living seeds and plants, advancing the understanding of threats and means to save these species, and communicating with partners within the CPC network, the CPC works to ensure the conservation of these rare plants.

CPC is coordinated by a national office and guided by a volunteer board of trustees. By developing standards and protocols as well as conducting conservation programs in horticulture, research, restoration, and raising awareness, CPC’s network aims to avoid the extinction of rare plant species.[1]