Salt Lake Chapter

The Utah Native Plant Society was formed in late 1978 specifically out of a growing concern for imperiled rare plant species. Some of those original ideals and concerns were expressed in Goals and Objectives of the Utah Native Plant Society presented by Stanley Welsh, one of the co-founders of the organization, in September of 1978. (Co-founder and long time former board member Dick Hildreth was honored by us with a lifetime service and achievement award in March, 2005, see UNPS recognizes co-founder Dick Hildreth. See also UNPS recognizes Duane Atwood with Lifetime Achievement Award in March, 2008).

At is core UNPS is a conservation and educational organization with programs and committees focused around the protection of Utah rare native plants, Utah native plant conservation including anything that threatens the well-being of Utah native plant species and communities (not the least of which relates to invasive species), the use of Utah native plants for landscaping and restoration and research relating to Utah native plant species.

UNPS is a non-profit organization. See our Articles of Incorporation which outlines our organizational structure. UNPS is a qualifed 501(c)(3) organization with the original IRS determination letter having been issued in April of 1984. The organization's exempt status was confirmed by the IRS in April of 2001. UNPS is also exempt from Utah sales tax as a qualified charitable organization.

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  • Salt Lake County, Utah

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