Friends of Plant Conservation Foundation Inc.

Conserving North Carolina's imperiled plants in their natural habitat by supporting ​the NC Plant Conservation Program

aka Friends of Plant Conservation   |   RALEIGH, NC   |
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Friends of Plant Conservation Foundation Inc.

EIN: 30-0339783


The Friends of Plant Conservation (FoPC) support the mission of the North Carolina Plant Conservation Program (PCP) to permanently conserve native plant species in their natural habitats across the state. FoPC accomplishes its goal through outreach and education, fundraising, and stewardship activities on PCP’s Plant Conservation Preserves.

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Board President

Milo Pyne

Main address

1060 MAIL SERVICE CTR Plant Industry Division

RALEIGH, NC 27699-1060 USA

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Subject area info

Rivers and lakes



Plant biodiversity

Forest management

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Population served info

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Work status and occupations

NTEE code info

Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Botanical Organizations (C41)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Work and Learn Days

The Friends of Plant Conservation with cooperation and assistance from the NC Plant Conservation Program (PCP) schedule Work & Learn opportunities at PCP Conservation Preserves across the state. Volunteers have the opportunity to learn more about the site, visit some of the sensitive areas to learn more about the protected species, and gain the satisfaction of helping protect the site by removing invasive plants and other stewardship activities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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Affiliations & memberships

North Carolina Center for Nonprofits 2023

North Carolina Conservation Network 2023


Friends of Plant Conservation Foundation Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Board President

Milo Pyne

Milo Pyne grew up with stories of the Carolina parakeet and the Passenger pigeon. As a young man, he learned about the Endangered Species Act, the Tennessee coneflower, and of course, the Venus flytrap. He also spent memorable times exploring the limestone cedar glades of Tennessee, reading Radford’s manual, and traveling with his father from the North Carolina “mountains to the sea.” These experiences gave Milo an affinity for rare and unusual native plants, and he was fortunate to put that interest to work in a career as a botanist and plant ecologist for The North Carolina Nature Conservancy and NatureServe. His interest in, and love for, these plants in their native habitats has enriched his soul, inspired him to become part of the conservation movement. He served 23 years as a board member and officer of the Eno River Association and more recently as President of Friends of Plant Conservation.

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Board of directors
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Board chair

Milo Pyne

Chris Bolling

Bank of America

Carrie DeJaco

Pfeiffer University

Matt Estep

Appalachian State University

Johnny Wilson


Mike Baranski

Catawba College

Milo Pyne


Madison Ohmen

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Robert Peet


Carol Staton


Dennis Testerman


Aria Searles

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No