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The NPGS Ash Conservation Project is a group effort, involving many individuals, agencies and institutions. We would like to thank and recognize our past (and future) donors and collectors. Their help has been invaluable in building our seed collections. The following donors and collectors have consented to be acknowledged here and are willing to share contact information and their advice and experiences with those interested in making additional ash seed collections.

Mark Widrlechner began this project in 2007 at the USDA-ARS North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station in Ames, Iowa. Dr. Widrlechner retired from the USDA in 2011. The project's first point of contact is now Jeff Carstens.

NPGS Ash Conservation Project Coordination

 Jeff Carstens Jeff Carstens, Agricultural Science Research Technician
 Email: North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station
 Phone: 515-294-3454 1305 State Ave.
 Biographical Ames, IA 50014

NPGS Ash Conservation Project Donors and Collectors


 Mark H. Brand Mark H. Brand, Professor of Horticulture
 Email: Dept. of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
 Phone: 860-486-2930 University of Connecticut
  1376 Storrs Road
  Storrs, CT 506269-4067


 Kunso Kim Kunso Kim, Head of Collections and Curator
 Email: The Morton Arboretum
 Phone: 630-719-2435 4100 Illinois Route 53
  Lisle, IL 60532-1293

Iowa (two contacts)

 David Horst David Horst, Horticulturist
 Email: Bickelhaupt Arboretum
 Phone: 563-242-4771 340 S 14th Street
  Clinton, IA 52732-5432

 Andrew P. Schmitz  Andrew P. Schmitz, Director of Horticulture
 Email: Brenton Arboretum
 Phone: 515-992-4211 25141 260th St.
 Dallas Center, IA 50063


 Jason J. Griffin Jason J. Griffin, Associate Professor
 Email: Kansas State University
 Phone: 316-788-0492 John C. Pair Horticultural Center
  1901 East 95th Street South
  Haysville, KS 67060-8351


 Chuck Penney Chuck Penney, Soil Conservationist
 Email: USDA-NRCS Belfast Field Office (Waldo County)
 Phone: 207-338-1964 266 Waterville Road
  Belfast, ME 04915-1224

Maryland   (five contacts)

 Kevin Conrad Kevin Conrad, Curator
 Email: Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Repository
 Phone: 240-832-9415 10300 Baltimore Ave.
  Building 010A, Room 114
  Beltsville, MD 20705

 Richard Olsen Richard Olsen, Research Geneticist
 Email: Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Repository
 Phone: 301-504-5657 10300 Baltimore Ave
 Building 010A, Room 128
 Beltsville, MD 20705

 Karen Williams Karen Williams, Botanist
 Email: USDA-ARS National Germplasm Resources Lab
 Phone: 301-504-5421 10300 Baltimore Ave
  Building 003, Room 329C
  Beltsville, MD 20705
 Martin Scanlon Martin Scanoln, Biological Science Lab Technician
 Email:   martin. Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Repository
 Phone: 240-832-9416 10300 Baltimore Ave
 Building 010A, Room 114
 Beltsville, MD 20705

 Edward (Ned) Garvey Edward Garvey, Botanist
 Email: USDA-ARS National Germplasm Resources Lab
 Phone: 301-504-7511 10300 Baltimore Ave
  Building 003, Room 329B
  Beltsville, MD 20705


 Michael Dosmann Michael Dosmann, Curator of Living Collections
 Email: The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
 Phone: 617-384-5769 125 Arborway
  Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Minnesota (two contacts)

 Andrew David Andrew David, Associate Professor
 Email: Department of Forest Resources
 Phone: 218-327-4521 North Central Research and Outreach Center
  University of Minnesota
  1861 Highway 169 East
  Grand Rapids, MN 55744

 Egon Humenberger Egon Humenberger, Assistant Scientist
 Email: Department of Forest Resources
 Phone: 218-327-4523 North Central Research and Outreach Center
  University of Minnesota
  1861 Highway 169 East
  Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Missouri (two contacts)

 Matthew Albrecht Matthew Albrecht, Plant Conservation Ecologist
 Email: Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development
 Phone: 314-577-0262 Missouri Botanical Garden
  P.O. Box 299
  St. Louis, MO 63166-0299

 Scott Woodbury Scott Woodbury, Curator
 Email: Whitmire Wildflower Garden
 Phone: 636-451-3512 ext. 6078 Shaw Nature Reserve
  P.O. Box 38
  Gray Summit, MO 63039

New York

 Jeannine Strenk Jeannine Strenk, Seed Collection Coordinator
 Email: Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank
 Phone: 718-370-9044 Greenbelt Native Plant Center
  3808 Victory Boulevard
  Staten Island, NY 10314

North Carolina

 Quentin Read Quentin Read
 Email: 1424 Acadia Street
 Phone: 919-323-0071 Durham, NC 27701

North Dakota

 Joseph D. Zeleznik Joseph Zeleznik, Extension Forester
 Email: North Dakota State University
 Phone: 701-730-3389 212 Walster Hall
 Fargo, ND 58108


 Anthony S. Aiello Anthony S. Aiello, Director of Horticulture and Curator
 Email: Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
 Phone: 215-247-5777 ext. 137 9414 Meadowbrook Ave.
  Philadelphia, PA 19118

Last Modified: 8/12/2016
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