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Federal Partnerships


United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service

Our 2015-2020 MOU and other programs with the United States Forest Service cover a multitude of common interests. Key to this partnership is the ability of our member gardens to utilize the MOU in streamlining permits; allowing them to easily collect plants on US Forest Service lands. Learn more about our partnership here.

Our Plant Protection Program and Plant Collections Network  are also possible through our relationships with other branches of the United States Department of Agriculture.


Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens

The Association is a founding partner of this vital initiative that is part of the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS). Over 100 member gardens are adopting the principles and practices espoused by First Lady Michelle Obama. Learn more here.

Read a recent relevant blog post by Sarah Beck, Program Manager, Current and Future Initivates, here.



National Oceanic and Aeronautic Administration 

Since 2011, our partnership and work with both Climate and Weather Services Personnel alike has paid benefits for both parties.

A suite of tools and resources exist as part of our Climate and Sustainability Alliance Resources here.