Conservation of Plant Germplasm
National Germplasm Resources
Project Number: 1245-21000-270-05
Memorandum of Understanding
Start Date: Nov 20, 2010
End Date: Oct 14, 2015
The purpose of the MOU is to provide a framework for cooperation and coordination between the ARS and the Forest Service (FS) in achievement of their mutual goals. Cooperation and coordination may involve a wide range of activities, including, but not limited to, the following: conducting assessments, inventory, collecting germplasm, research, training, monitoring, protection, restoration and other activities necessary to conserve, manage and restore native plant species and their habitats and ecosystems.
Both the ARS and the FS have responsibilities and interests in the conservation and management of native plant species, their habitats and associated ecosystems.