A list of resources regarding native plants and landscapes, and groups protecting them in Michigan and the region.

Plants & Natural Communities Identification

Endangered Species

  • Rare Species Explorer: MNFIs statewide search engine for rarea and endangered plants, animals, and natural communities.

Invasive Species

  • Field ID Guide to Invasive Plants: Over 100 pages of information oninvasive species found in Michigan’s natural communities, published by MNFI & MSU Extension.
  • Xerces Society: Insect Conservation. Information on endangered species and pollinators


Journal Publications

Non-Profit Organizations

  • Wildflower Association of Michigan: Committed to the stewardship of native wildflowers and their habitats, they organize an annual conference in March.
  • North Amercian Prairie Conference: A bi-annual conference about all things prairie!
  • The Stewardship Network: An energetic group creating linkages in Michigans restoration community and beyond with regional clusters throughout the country.
  • Wild Ones: The original native landscaping advocate with chapters throughout the midwest and beyond.
  • Native Plant Guild: A group of Michigan businesses and organizations offering a range of ecological landscaping services.

Land Conservancies & Nature Centers

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