Conservation Award

by Chuck Staples, CSSA Historian & Library Archivist, 25 June 2012

The Conservation Award recognizes any individual, group, organization, or agency that has given significant service in conserving cactus and succulent plants.

As of 25 April 2011, 4 Conservation Awards have been conferred by the Cactus and Succulent Society of America (CSSA). The images are arranged by year of award.

2011     Poole, Jackie M. (1950–) USA

Award presented at San Diego, California CSSA Convention “For meritorious efforts to conserve the cacti and other rare plants of Texas.”


2009    Yetman, Dr. David A. (?–) USA

Award presented at Tucson, Arizona CSSA Convention to an “Author, photography, educator, and a man of many talents used to promote conservation, crowned by the Organ Pipe Forest preserve of Southern Sonora, Mexico.”


2006      British Cactus and Succulent Society

Award presented at Leicestershire, UK BCSS Convention “In recognition for promoting the preservation of succulent plant habitats.”


2005     Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

Award presented at Scottsdale, Arizona CSSA Convention  “For donating time and resources garnered from their plant rescue program toward education on conserving cactus and succulent plants and the habitat in which they live.”

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