Catalina Island Conservancy - seed bank

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United States of America - California - Avalon

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BGCI Member: No

About the Catalina Island Conservancy - seed bank

The Catalina Island Conservancy manages over 17,000 hectares of Mediterranean-type habitat off the coast of Southern California, USA including many rare and endemic plants and animals. The Conservancy established the native plant nursery and seed conservation facility in 1989 to provide plant and seed material for its conservation and restoration needs on Santa Catalina Island. The nursery grows over 85 species as container stock and houses over 2,300 seed accessions representing 247 species. Projects include rare plant conservation, habitat restoration, erosion control, and native landscaping.

Main Address:
Catalina Island Conservancy - seed bank
Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 2739
California 90704 United States of America

Telephone: (310) 510-2595
Fax: (310) 510-1729
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Peter Dixon, Native Plant Nursery Supervisor
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Gene/Seed Bank
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1989
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 17019 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 16 Hectares
  • Total Area: 17019 Hectares
    Latitude: 33.3239010
    Longitude: -118.3418440
    Annual Rainfall: 302 mm
    Altitude: 213.00 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 15000 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Ackerman Native Plant Nursery Catalina Island Conservancy
  • Local Address: Catalina Island Conservancy PO Box 2739 Avalon, CA 90704-2739
  • Locality: City: Avalon
  • Locality: State: California

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

  • Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes