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North American Collections Assessment
BGCI is dedicated to providing a free, comprehensive online resource on the world’s botanical institutions and the collections they maintain. BGCI's GardenSearch and PlantSearch databases uniquely support the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) Target 8, and provide valuable tools for connecting botanical collections, expertise, and facilities to the global botanical community.
New! In 2014, BGCI US and the United States Botanic Garden are thrilled to share a
Make Your Collections Count!
To ensure we meet the GSPC Target 8 for 2020, BGCI US is working with the United States Botanic Garden to increase the quality and quantity of data held in PlantSearch and GardenSearch for the U.S., and we want to ensure we have accurate information for your institution!
Contribute a list of species and update your institution's information - follow the PlantSearch Upload Instructions.
Build Your Collections: here's how
Check out our new guide, Building living plant collections to support conservation (3MB).
Featuring the Montgomery Botanical Center's collections development and genetic diversity assessment. This guide is designed to provide a general blueprint to help strategically develop conservation collections.
This is the result of a recently completed project headed by the Montgomery Botanical Center and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, involving BGCI-US and the USDA's Chapman Field.
Thank you for supporting BGCI's ex situ collections database efforts.