Suzanne Koptur, Ph.D., Plant Ecologist, Professor of Biological Sciences, Florida International University
Joyce Maschinski, Ph.D., Director of Plant Conservation, Vice President of Science & Conservation, San Diego Zoo
Patty Phares, citizen activist, IRC Board Member
IRC has no endowment, no major benefactor, nor an army of dues paying members.
We are funded through gifts, grants, agreements and contracts to implement conservation projects and programs. Significant funding has come from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, State of Florida, and the Elizabeth Ordway Dunn Foundation, among many others.
Some of our free web resources, such as Natives For Your Neighborhood, are partially funded by sponsors for whom we are grateful.
Among the most critical are unrestricted donations, which allow us to produce cutting-edge conservation resources that otherwise would not be possible.
Please consider supporting our mission to make the world a better place.
Richard Brownscombe, President, Broward Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.
Jennifer Possley, Conservation Team Leader & Field Biologist, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Meike de Vringer-Picon, Environmental Consultant
Sarah Martin, The Nature Conservancy
Chris Migliaccio, Ph.D., Professor of Ecology & Environmental Science, Miami Dade College