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Organizer and Collector Contact Information
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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