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Volunteer Preserve Stewards

Volunteer Preserve Stewards are a dedicated bunch who coordinate with PCP Staff to adopt a Plant Conservation Preserve and help with a variety of ongoing tasks including, but not limited to: invasive plant control, boundary marking and maintenance, trash pickup, imperiled plant monitoring, as well as leading guided tours and workdays. All of these tasks help to build the program's capacity immensely.

If you would like to hear more about becoming a Volulnteer Preserve Steward, take a look at the Preserve Map to determine if there is a Preserve near you and contact Lesley Starke at (919) 707-3758 or

Partner Organizations and Agencies

Are you part of a conservation organization that does or wants to partner with the Plant Conservation Program to protect land with imperiled plants? If so, let us know! Contact Lesley Starke ( to receive GIS data of our priority areas- we may be trying to work in your area.

Our current partners include:


For Additional Information Contact:
NC Plant Conservation Program Administrator - David Welch
Phone: (919) 707-3760 | FAX: (919) 733-1041

NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division - Plant Protection Section
Plant Pest Administrator - Phillip L. Wilson
Mailing Address: 1060 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1060
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27603
Phone: 919) 707-3753 | FAX: (919) 733-1041