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USDA native plant database:  http://plants.usda.gov


Flora of North America:  http://www.efloras.org


Oregon Plant Atlas:  http://www.oregonflora.org/atlas.php


Burke Museum Herbarium: http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/collections/herbarium/index.php


Native Plant Society of Oregon:  http://npsoregon.org/

NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY OF OREGON (NPSO). Presentations and lectures by local experts, plant hikes, volunteer opportunities and more! Join now! NPSO website & Mid-Columbia chapter events: http://npsoregon.org/calendar.html#MC


Washington Native Plant Society: http://wnps.org

WASHINGTON NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY (WNPS); SUKSDORFIA chapter. Suksdorfia is a great group of native plant enthusiasts in the Gorge. They sponsor a number of great hikes and educational events throughout the year. See their event listings here: http://www.wnps.org/chapter_info/chapter_trips.html#Suksdorfia


OSU Landscape Plants database:  http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ldplants/1plants.htm


Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District: http://hoodriverswcd.org/


Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District: http://wascoswcd.org


Underwood Soil and Water Conservation District: http://www.ucdwa.org


‘Wild Ones’. Great information and resources on native plants and native landscaping to promote biodiversity. Join or start a local chapter!  http://www.wildones.org


Center for Plant Conservation: http://www.centerforplantconservation.org


Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health (find out what invasive species may be in your area); www.invasive.org


Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council (Working to protect the PNW from invasive plants) http://pnw-ipc.org/


USFS’ “Celebrating Wildflowers” (a good site for teachers and those with an interest in native pollinators): www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/


Flora and Fauna Northwest: http://science.halleyhosting.com/

Real Gardens Grow Natives: http://www.realgardensgrownatives.com/

Oregon Wildflowers, a community resource for wildflower sites and sharing trip/bloom reports; www.oregonwildflowers.org


Rare Care. Rare plant care and conservation volunteer opportunities:



Grande Rhonde Overlook Wildflower Institute Serving Ecological Restoration “GROWISER’: www.growiser.net

The Xerces Society, the society for invertebrate conservation. Here you will find some of the best information about native pollinators, beneficial insects and monarch butterflies: http://www.xerces.org

An excellent slideshow presentation by Mace Vaughan of the Xerces Society on attracting native pollinators is viewable online: http://www.slideshare.net/DesLandTrust/2014-nature-night-attracting-native-pollinators-by-mace-vaughan


National Pollinator Partnership (Ecoregional planting guides for attracting native pollinators): www.pollinator.org/guides.htm


Grow Milkweed Plants. Information about monarchs and milkweed: http://www.growmilkweedplants.com


Monarch Watch, information about monarchs and milkweed: http://monarchwatch.org


US Fish & Wildlife Service pollinator page: http://www.fws.gov/pollinators/


Columbia Insight: https://columbiainsight.org/


Friends of Mt. Adams: http://mtadamsfriends.org


United Plant Savers:  http://www.unitedplantsavers.org


Leach Botanical Garden: www.leachgarden.org


NRCS PROGRAMS: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs

    Conservation Reserve Program: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/crp

    Conservation Stewardship Program: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/new_csp/csp.html

    Environmental Quality Incentives Program: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip

    Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/whip

    Grassland Reserve Program: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/GRP

    Wetland Reserve Program: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/wrp



Groups offering guided hikes to see the wildflowers of the Columbia River Gorge:

    Native plant Society of Oregon: http://npsoregon.org

    Washington Native Plant Society: http://wnps.org

    Friends of the Columbia Gorge: http://gorgefriends.org

    Klickitat Trail Conservancy: http://www.klickitat-trail.org/

    Oregon Wild: http://www.oregonwild.org/about/hikes_events

    Friends of Mt. Adams: http://mtadamsfriends.org


Tom McCall Preserve: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/oregon/placesweprotect/tom-mccall-preserve-at-rowena.xml