Plants of Concern

Citizen Science Rare Plant Monitoring Program


Plants of Concern is a program of the Chicago Botanic Garden, but much of our work has been supported by the generosity of a diverse group of funders. From state, federal, and other granting agencies, to partnerships with municipal and nonprofit agencies, to support from private foundations, the funding we receive has supported the important work of collecting critical data on rare-plant populations and engaging citizen scientists in conservation research. Through 2015, we are grateful for funding from the following sources:

Illinois Department of Natural Resources | 2015

Cook County Forest Preserves | 2012-2015

Openlands | 2010-2015

U.S. Forest Service (through Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie) | 2003-2015

Toyota TogetherGreen | 2015

Volunteer Stewardship Network, The Nature Conservancy of Illinois | 2008-2016

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (through the Citizens Advisory Group of Waukegan) | 2012-2015

Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund, Illinois Department of Natural Resources | 2004-2014

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation | 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | 2012

Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation | 2010-2011

Garden Club of America | 2010-2014

Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network | 2009

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (through Chicago Wilderness) | 2001-2009

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, POC in Wisconsin | 2008

Conservation 2000, Illinois Department of Agriculture | 2006 & 2007

CorLands | 2004