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Research Project: Memorandum of Understanding for a Federal Native Plant Conservation Committee through the Plant Conservation Alliance - Bureau of Land Management

Location: Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Project Number: 0202-11000-001-073-M
Project Type: Memorandum of Understanding

Start Date: Jan 1, 2020
End Date: Dec 31, 2024

The purpose of this MOU is to continue the work of a Federal Native Plant Conservation Committee, through the Plant Conservation Alliance. A native plant species is one that occurs naturally in a particular habitat, ecosystem, or region of the United States and its Territories or Possessions, without direct or indirect human actions. Recognizing that native plant species are of aesthetic, agricultural, ecological, economic, educational, historical, recreational, and scientific value to the Nation and its people.

The Committee will identify and recommend, as appropriate, priority conservation needs for native plants and their habitats and coordinate implementation of programs for addressing those needs. The Committee’s priorities will be driven by the following vision: For the enduring benefit of the Nation, its ecosystems, and its people; to conserve and protect our native plant heritage by ensuring that, to the greatest extent feasible, native plant species and communities are maintained, enhanced, restored, or established on public lands, and that such activities are promoted on private lands.