A list of resources regarding native plants and landscapes, and groups protecting them in Michigan and the region.
22nd North American Prairie Conference: A bi-annual conference about “all things prairie”!
USDA Plants Database: An excellent source of information about the plants of U.S. and Canada, including photos.
Online Atlas of Michigan Plants: The definitive online destination for information on the distribution of plants in Michigan.
Forest Service Fire Effects Information System: Information on the effects of fire and individual plant species.
University of Wisconsin Herbarium: Images and habitat info for the vascular plants of Wisconsin.
Flora of North America: Online home of ongoing FNA project, with keys to plants of North America north of Mexico.
Michigan DNR Threatened and Endangered Species Program: Info on T&E species in Michigan and how they are protected.
The TNC Global Invasive Species Team: A resource for techniques and research on invasive plant species in North America.
Michigan Native Plant Producers Association: As responsible propagators of Michigan native plants, they are committed to enhancing the diversity and health of Michigan’s unique natural heritage.
Wildflower Association of Michigan: Committed to the stewardship of native wildflowers and their habitats, they organize an annual conference in March.
Michigan Natural Features Inventory: Michigan’s Natural Heritage Program, responsible for research on threatened and endangered plant and animal species and natural communities.
Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy: Conserving and managing land throughout Southwest Michigan.
Rain Gardens of West Michigan: A clearinghouse of information on small-scale stormwater management solutions.
Kalamazoo Nature Center: One of the first nature centers in the country and a leader in environmental education.
Michigan Prescribed Fire Council: Promotes the safe use of prescribed fire on the Michigan landscape.
The Stewardship Network: An energetic group creating linkages in Michigan’s restoration community.
Wild Ones: The original native landscaping advocate with chapters throughout the midwest and beyond.
The Nature Conservancy: Saving (and restoring) the last great places on Earth, many of which are in your backyard.
Society for Ecological Restoration: International group of restoration professionals; publishes the journal Restoration Ecology.
Natural Areas Association: Advancing natural areas preservation; publishes Natural Areas Journal.
Ecological Restoration Journal: Published by the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.