Meadowview does sell a couple of endangered species with no mention of any restrictions on out of state sales. He lists an expiration date of 7/31/14 for his permit. There is obviously a way it can be done legally, but I'd bet dollars to donuts that doing it as a private individual, or for the express purpose of turning a profit would preclude the issuance of a permit. His being a non-profit almost certainly is a major factor in his having the permit.
Judge not lest ye be judged creates a cesspool. Judge others and prepare to be judged by them.
Just know when to keep the verdict to yourself.
The permit application states this:
Interstate Commerce permits authorize the sale of native endangered and threatened species across State lines, but only for activities that will contribute to the species’ recovery by enhancing their propagation or survival.
• Interstate commerce activities for wildlife require the buyer to obtain a permit prior to the sale (50 CFR 17.21(f) and 17.31(a)).
• In addition, our regulations at 50 CFR 17.62(a) for endangered plant species and 17.72(a) for threatened plant species require that –
- Interstate commerce activities for plants taken from the wild require the buyer to obtain a permit prior to the sale.
- Interstate commerce activities for plants taken from cultivated stock require the seller to obtain a permit prior to the sale.
Last edited by Not a Number; 05-03-2014 at 11:00 AM.
Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.
FYI, you can get oreophila seed from the ICPS seed bank. All nice and legal.
Problem solved. I'm sending Jonny a division of S.oreophila "Alabama" and S.oreophila "Sand Mountain" free of charge, no shipping fees, no trade involved.
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I am often impressed by the selfless generosity of this community. The more you give, the healthier we become as an organism.
I've been involved for twenty years in growing and breeding roses, and there is a strong community built around a network of amateur (and professional) hybridizers, and we have a core principle: if you want to preserve something, give it to others! In that way, you create a networked archive of plant material, and if you ever lose your specimen, you should be able to requisition a replacement from someone you've donated material to. It's insurance against loss.