Apply for Membership in the Botanical Sanctuary Network (BSN)

The mission of United Plant Savers is to preserve, conserve and restore native medicinal plants and their habitats of the USA and Canada while ensuring their abundant, renewable supply for future generations. To this end, United Plant Savers established one of our most important projects: The Botanical Sanctuary Network, a network of sanctuaries dedicated to restoring and preserving habitat for wildlife, both plants, and animals.

Benefits of becoming a member of the Botanical Sanctuary Network include:

  • A beautiful sign with the UpS logo to place at the entrance to your Sanctuary, signifying this as a UpS Botanical Sanctuary, along with an additional weatherproof sign that designates the property as a Sanctuary being used for plant research and educational purposes.
  • Priority Consideration for UpS Community Grants. Our Community Grants award $200-$500 dollars for community projects involving at-risk plant restoration and preservation. Sanctuary members are given first priority. Learn more here.
  • Botanical Sanctuary Resource Guide which includes where to order botanical signs for medicine trails, sources of grants and funding raising, useful books and information sources, etc.
  • Listing on the UpS Website.
  • Opportunities to promote classes and workshops at your Sanctuary on our website and social media channels.
  • Opportunities to publish your Sanctuary story on our website and in our annual Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation.

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Please review all the criteria below before submitting an application.

To apply for UpS Botanical Sanctuary status, individuals and/or groups need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current UpS member (at any level of membership) and continue to maintain membership to remain in the BSN network.
  • Submit a one-time fee of $150*
  • Have a passion for learning and conserving medicinal plants!

(*Requests to waive the fee of $150 will be considered for community-based projects where funding is difficult to acquire or if the applicant expresses a need for financial assistance, we do not want anyone to be deterred from joining based on financial obstacles.  If this applies to you email office@unitedplantsavers.org.)


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