United Plant Savers' mission is to protect native medicinal plants of
the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an
abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.
These Are Exciting Times for Herbalists. We are witnessing the art of
herbalism rapidly regaining its rightful place in the American tradition
of health and healing. However, as herbalism flourishes and winds its
way into the "main stream" of America, it is eliciting a unique set of
problems and concerns.
Where once herbal enterprises were few
and far between, it is now a competitive marketplace which has increased
the demand on wild medicinal plant resources. Furthermore, other
countries with an uninterrupted tradition of herbalism are experiencing a
severe shortage of medicinal plants and look to the North American
continent for supplying these herbs. This increased usage along with
habitat destruction is causing an ever-increasing shortage of wild plant
resources, including some of our most treasured medicinal species.
The work of United Plant Savers involves research, education and
conservation of native medicinal plants and their habitats. We hope that
you will join us in this worthwhile and important mission.
UpS is a 501
(C)3 non-profit organization.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can
change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."