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Useful links to organizations and resources concerned with native plants, endangered plants and plant conservation. More broadbased links for plants and plant sciences are also included.

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General Links (top of page)

Deep Green - Green Plant Phylogeny Research Coordination Group
A five-year effort to reconstruct the evolutionary relationships among all green plants has resulted in the most complete "tree of life" of any group of living things on the planet, including animals.


Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (NCGRP)
was National Seed Storage Laboratory (NSSL). Name changed in 2001

National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS)
Including GRIN - Genetic Resources Information Network.

The Parasitic Plant Connection
A repository of information on parasitic plants.

USFWS Endangered Species Program
Contains news and features about threatened and endangered species. Includes access to species data.


Informative/Educational (top of page)

All Species Project - Environmental Education & Action
Interdisciplinary eco-cultural education and action programs for cities, neighborhoods and villages. Building community vitality in harmony with nature.

The Beauty of Botany
5 Web pages emphasizing the Hawaiian Islands and addressing topics like, Diversity & Extinction, Alien Invasion, and Vanishing Species.

Disturbed Lands Restoration - Restoration techniques and guides (NPS)
From The National Parks Service. Beginning with 13 steps to tackling a restoration project and including many tips and references.

Homework Center - Biology
Links to activities and resources. Includes sections on Plants & Trees, Endangered Plants, etc.

Plant Survey Reveals Many Species Threatened With Extinction
Article by William K. Stevens in the New York Times.

Return of the Species
11 Web pages including topics of threats to plant species and reintroduction of plants. See page 8, Helping the Plants & page 9, Moving the Plants.


Land Trusts (top of page)

Conservation Fund
Balancing economic and environmental issues, this organization promotes solutions for joining business and community-based perspectives -- efficiently preserving America's legacy of wildlife habitat, working landscapes and community open-space.

Land Trust Alliance

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy


Online Databases (top of page)

FEIS - Fire Effects Information System
USDA Forest Service data about fire effects on plant and animal species.

GRIN - Genetic Resources Information Network
GRIN taxonomic data provide the structure and nomenclature for the accessions of the National Plant Germplasm System.

Hawaiian Flowering Plant Checklist Database
An authority file of names of recognized native and naturalized angiosperm taxa in the Hawaiian Islands.

International Plant Names Index
A database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of all seed plants. Its goal is to eliminate the need for repeated reference to primary sources for basic bibliographic information about plant names.

NatureServe Explorer - an online encyclopedia of life
A source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada.

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

PLANTS Database
A source of standardized information about plants from the USDA. The database focuses on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

Species 2000 - Catalogue of Life
Species 2000 has the objective of indexing all the world's known species of plants, animals, fungi and microbes as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity.

USFWS Species Information - Threatened and Endangered Animals and Plants
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service regulatory profiles for listed species. Search by common or scientific name. Images and other information are often available.


Organizations - International (top of page)

Australian Network for Plant Conservation

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)

Canadian Botanical Conservation Network

CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
An international agreement between governments to insure that internation in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is the world's largest private, international conservation group.

Formerly known as ABI. Natural Heritage Programs and species data. (See link for NatureServe Explorer in the Online Databases section.)

New Zealand Plant Conservation Network
The New Zealand Plant Conservation Network was established in 2003 with the vision that 'no indigenous species of plant will become extinct nor be placed at risk of extinction as a result of human action or indifference, and that the rich, diverse and unique plant life of New Zealand will be recognised, cherished and restored'.

North American Native Plant Society


Organizations - National (top of page)

American Public Gardens Association

The Garden Club of America

National Garden Clubs
National Garden Clubs is a not-for-profit educational organization composed of 50 State Garden Clubs.

The Natural Areas Association
The Association does not own or manage any natural areas. It provides support and information services to persons concerned with the protection and long-term stewardship of natural areas.

Plant Conservation Alliance
The PCA is a consortium of ten federal government Member agencies and over 145 non-federal Cooperators working to solve the problems of native plant extinction and native habitat restoration.

Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)
The Society for Ecological Restoration is an international non-profit organization of individuals and organizations who are actively engaged in ecologically-sensitive repair & management of ecosystems.


Organizations - State/Region (top of page)

Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance
Botanical gardens, universities and government agencies facilitating the recovery of rare, threatened, and endangered plants of Georgia and the southeast U.S.

Native Prairies Association of Texas
NPAT is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies in Texas and throughout the United States.

Soil Ecology Restoration Group (SERG)
The research emphasis of this group is on ecosystem dynamics of arid and semiarid lands with special interest on microbial ecology and plant-microorganism relationships.

Tennessee Valley Authority - Land Management


Publications/Online Journals (top of page)

American Journal of Botany
Published by the Botanical Society of America and is also available online.

Conservation Biology
The Journal of the Society of Conservation Biology (SCB).

Conservation Ecology
An electronic, peer-reviewed, scientific journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current research. Content of the journal ranges from the applied to the theoretical.

Ecological Restoration
Ecological Restoration is a quarterly print publication that provides a forum for people interested in all aspects of ecological restoration. (Formerly, Restoration & Management Notes)

Endangered Species Bulletin
A bimonthly publication by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. It provides news of developments in the endangered species program.

Endangered Species UPDATE
Published by the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan.

Missouri Plants of Conservation Concern
Viewable/downloadable PDF version of a booklet published by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Native Plants Journal
Provides technical and practical information on growing and planting North American (Canada, US, and Mexico) native plants for restoration, conservation, reforestation, landscaping, roadsides, etc.

Natural Areas Journal
This journal publishes articles focusing on nature preserves, natural areas, state or national parks, rare and endangered species, land preservation, and theoretical approaches to natural area work.


State Native Plant Societies (top of page)

Alaska Native Plant Society

Alabama Wildflower Society

Arizona Native Plant Society

Arkansas Native Plant Society

California Native Plant Society

Colorado Native Plant Society

Connecticut Botanical Society

Delaware Native Plant Society

Florida Native Plant Society

Georgia Native Plant Society

Native Hawaiian Plant Society

Idaho Native Plant Society

Illinois Native Plant Society

Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society

Iowa Native Plant Society

Kansas Native Plant Society

Kentucky Native Plant Society

Louisiana Native Plant Society

Maryland Native Plant Society

Grow Native Massachusetts

Michigan Botanical Club

Minnesota Native Plant Society

Mississippi Native Plant Society

Missouri Native Plant Society

Montana Native Plant Society

Nevada Native Plant Society

New England Botanical Club

New Jersey - The Native Plant Society of New Jersey

New Mexico - Native Plant Society of New Mexico

New York Flora Association

North Carolina Native Plant Society

Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio

Oklahoma Native Plant Society

Native Plant Society of Oregon

Pennsylvania Native Plant Society

Rhode Island Wild Plant Society

The South Carolina Native Plant Society

Tennessee Native Plant Society

Texas - Native Plant Society of Texas

Utah Native Plant Society

Virginia Native Plant Society

Washington Native Plant Society

West Virginia Native Plant Society

Botanical Club of Wisconsin

Wyoming Native Plant Society


State Natural Heritage Programs (top of page)

Alabama Natural Heritage Program

Alaska Natural Heritage Program

Arizona Natural Heritage Program

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

California Natural Diversity Database

Colorado - The Colorado Natural Heritage Program

Connecticut - Natural Diversity Data Base

Delaware Natural Heritage Program

Florida Natural Areas Inventory

Georgia Natural Heritage Program

Idaho Natural Heritage Program

Illinois Division of Natural Heritage

Indiana - Division of Nature Preserves

Iowa Natural Areas Inventory

Kansas Biological Survey

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Louisiana Natural Heritage Program

Maine Natural Areas Program

Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service

Massachusetts - Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

Michigan Natural Features Inventory

Minnesota Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program

Mississippi Natural Heritage Program

Missouri Natural Heritage Program

Montana Natural Heritage Program

Nebraska Natural Heritage Program

Nevada Natural Heritage Program

New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau

New Jersey Natural Heritage Program

New Mexico Natural Heritage Program

New York Natural Heritage Program

North Carolina Natural Heritage Program

North Dakota Natural Heritage Program

Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves

Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory

Oregon Biodiversity Information Center

Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory

Rhode Island Natural Heritage Program

South Carolina Heritage Trust Program

South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Wildlife Diversity Program

Tennessee Division of Natural Heritage

Utah Conservation Data Center

Vermont Nongame and Natural Heritage Program

Virginia Natural Heritage Program

Washington Natural Heritage Program

West Virginia Natural Heritage Program

Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory

Wyoming Natural Diversity Database


Web Lists of Endangered Plants (top of page)

Alabama - USDA

Alaska - USDA

Arizona - USDA

Arkansas - USDA

California - USDA

Colorado - USDA

Connecticut - USDA

Deleware - USDA

Florida - USDA

Georgia - USDA

Hawaii - USDA

Idaho - USDA

Illinois - USDA

Indiana - USDA

Iowa - USDA

Kansas - USDA

Kentucky - USDA

Louisiana - USDA

Maine - USDA

Maryland - USDA

Massachusetts - USDA

Michigan - USDA

Minnesota - USDA

Mississippi - USDA

Missouri - USDA

Montana - USDA

Nebraska - USDA

Nevada - USDA

New Hampshire - USDA

New Jersey - USDA

New Mexico - USDA

New York - USDA

North Carolina - USDA

North Dakota - USDA

Ohio - USDA

Oklahoma - USDA

Oregon - USDA

Pennsylvania - USDA

Rhode Island - USDA

South Carolina - USDA

South Dakota - USDA

Tennessee - USDA

Texas - USDA

Utah - USDA

Vermont - USDA

Virginia - USDA

Washington - USDA

West Virginia - USDA

Wisconsin - USDA

Wyoming - USDA

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