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Planting Harrisia

Photo by Jon Moore.

Committee Chair:   Todd Angel



Committee Function

The Conservation Committee oversees conservation-oriented initiatives, the new Habitat Restoration Program, and manages the annual Conservation Grants and the Dan Austin Award for Ethnobotany.


Strategic Plan (click to view)


Policy on Conservation, Preservation and Restoration (CPR)


FNPS Floristic Inventory and Plant Survey Guidance For Members


Harrisia fragrans restoration was a project funded in part by FNPS Conservation grants.  This rare cactus blooms at night.  The upper photo shows a student recording data to document project success.  Photos by Jon Moore.

Warea amplexifolia after a management burn.  Photo by Jackie Rolly.



  • Participate in Conservation Projects on state-wide, regional, and chapter levels
  • Review applications for FNPS Conservation Awards and the Dan Austin Award for Ethnobotany
  • Spread the word on the importance of conserving our natural lands and managing them appropriately