The North American Orchid Conservation Center is a coalition of organizations dedicated to conserving our orchid heritage. Established as a collaborative effort by the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Botanic Garden, NAOCC is based at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and includes Smithsonian units at the National Zoological Park, the National Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian Gardens. Joining us are public and private organizations committed to the survival of our native orchids. Learn more about our partners' efforts in orchid conservation by clicking on their logos shown on the map.

Smithsonian Institution Homepage United States Botanic Garden Homepage
Alaska Botanical Garden Homepage
Chicago Botanic Garden (Reproductive Biology Laboratory)
New England Wild Flower Society
University of Alberta, Orchid Conservation
Duke Farms (Orchid Range Greenhouse)
Center for Plant Conservation (Orchid Profile)
Mt. Cuba Center
Desert Botanical Garden (Threatened Orchid Habitats)
The Nature Conservancy
Atlanta Botanical Garden (Conservation Greenhouse)
Native Orchid Conference

If your organization is interested in partnering with NAOCC, contact Dennis Whigham at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, P.O. Box 28, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 21037. Phone: 443-482-2226. Email:, subject line "NAOCC".