Nation-wide plant databases

Washington plant databases

Restoration ecology databases

Environmental organizations

  • Native Plant Salvage Project - provides free training for South Sound residents on native plant topics, organizes plant salvages, promotes wise resource use, sponsors plant sales, etc. SNP partners with the Native Plant Salvage Project frequently
  • Society for Ecological Restoration - for both professionals and lay-people interested in the science of restoration ecology and its implications in management, education and culture
  • Institute for Applied Ecology - supports PNW restoration projects, provides training for lay people, offers K-12 environmental education resources, and houses the Native Seed Network
  • Society of Wetland Scientists - for professionals involved with wetland delineation, mitigation and restoration
  • Washington Native Plant Society - supports the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native plants
  • Northwest Biocarbon Initiative -  the biocarbon solutions advocates for healthy forests, soil-building agriculture, greening communities, recycling organic residues, and restoring coastal ecology

Native plant propagation

Noxious/Invasive weed control

Gardening with native plants

Soils

Wildlife management

Environmental regulations

Low Impact Development (LID)

Restoration resources for private landowners

Restoration ecology web tools

  • Plant Quantity Calculator - an interactive webpage on our website
  • Native Plant Guide - very useful tool for selecting native plants based on their growth form, physical traits, and environmental requirements
  • Plant Identification Key - search the University of Washington's WTU Herbarium online photographic collection through this web form
  • Winter Tree and Shrub Key - search the University of Washington's WTU Herbarium online photographic collection through this web form targeting plant characteristics visible during the winter
  • Interactive Native Plant Herbarium - developed by the Starflower Foundation, and available on the Washington Native Plant Society website, this web page includes plant recommendations by planting site with photos for every species listed
  • Irrigation Schedule Calculator - developed by the Irrigation Water Management Society for the Seattle area, enter the type of irrigation system and plant material and this web page will calculate the ideal irrigation schedule
  • Starflower Foundation Restoration Strategy - includes a yearly restoration activity calendar, available on the Washington Native Plant Society website