Conservation of Native Plants and Their Habitats
Conservation is Key!
FNPS focuses on conservation including the preservation and restoration of rare plants and their habitats
FNPS operates at the forefront of "citizen science". Many needed plant surveys, studies of plant distributions, tracking of rare plant population levels, and investigations of plant-pollinator relationships go undone due to lack of funding.
FNPS has members who bring botanical knowledge and many years of experience to these projects, recruiting others, and guiding them through conducting needed studies that would otherwise not get done.
FNPS is active in restoring native plant communities.
FNPS is at the forefront of rescuing native plants that will be destroyed by development. We obtain landowner permission, arrange needed permits, and removed plants from areas that will be developed. These are then moved to disturbed areas on parks and conservation lands where the rescued plants are then re-established.
FNPS chapters are active in nuisance species control, working to eradicate non-native, aggressive species that take over native habitats and over-run native species.
FNPS funds conservation projects.
Many of these projects are funded by FNPS' annual Conservation Grants. These grants are funded on the basis of application quality and fund availablity.
FNPS also funds other conservation projects identified by leadership as providing important conservation benefits to the flora of Florida.
You financial contributions make these grants possible.
The Longleaf pine ecosystem once encompassed 90 million acres and spread from Texas to the Carolinas. Despite being reduced to fewer than 3 million acres, the remaining lands still contain some of the most diverse plant and animal communities in the world. The Florida Native Plant Society…Read Full Story >>