Gain these benefits for your institution once you join.
Disaster preparedness and risk management
Preservation of prized specimens and collections
Specialized professional development opportunities
Access to invasive pest / pathogen diagnostic support and expertise
Access to Sentinel Plant Network educational outreach materials
Participation in the Sentinel Plant Network also indicates your organization’s commitment to plant conservation, excellent collections management, and community leadership and is recognized through features in the Association’s publications, website and social media
What is expected of gardens that participate in the Sentinel Plant Network?
Each garden must designate a staff member to serve as the program’s primary contact and facilitate their organization’s participation
Routinely scout for pests/pathogens in your collections or natural areas and periodically report on this activity through the program’s brief scouting surveys
Engage your state’s National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) lab with plant pest and disease inquiries and using Sentinel Plant Network protocols; collect and submit samples as needed