The Board of Directors of MBC unanimously adopted the MBC International Fieldwork and Collaboration Policy at the November Directors Meeting.

For decades, MBC has conducted international research and conservation fieldwork in an ethical and collaborative manner, and has been a leading institution in requiring rigorous permitting for plant material added to the scientific collections. This policy document solidifies and codifies the ethic that MBC operates under.

This policy was authored by Chad Husby and Patrick Griffith, and unanimously adopted by the Directors on November 14, 2008.