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Bureau of Land Management
"Landscaping with Native Plants of the Intermountain Region."
(In cooperation with Boise State University and the Idaho Native Plant Society.)
http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/info/publications/technical_bulletins/tr_1730-3.html
An on-line publication including a guide to native plants of the intermountain west, instructions and information on landscaping with native plants in this region, and a list of native and drought-tolerant landscaping sources.

Center for Plant Conservation
P.O. Box 229, St. Louis, MO 63166
www.centerforplantconservation.org
Publications: Plant Conservation Directory.
Dedicated to preventing the extinction of America's threatened plants.

National Audubon Society
"Audubon At Home"
www.audubon.org/bird/at_home/index.html
Focuses on five main points to create a healthy yard: reduce pesticide use, conserve water, protect water quality, plant natives, and remove invasive exotics.

Native Plant Conservation Initiative
1849 C St. NW, RM 3223, Washington, DC
Tel: 202-219-8933
www.nps.gov/plants/coop.htm
A consortium of 10 federal government member agencies and more than 118 nonfederal cooperators. Members work collectively to solve the problems of native plant extinction and native habitat restoration.

National Wildlife Federation
8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22184-0001
Tel: 800-822-9919
www.nwf.org
Publications: National Wildlife magazine; Ranger Rick magazine for children.
Offers a Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program that encourages participants to use native plants to create and support habitat. An information packet can be ordered from the above number or through our website.

The Nature Conservancy
1815 North Lynn St., Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: 703-841-5300
www.tnc.org
Publications: national magazine.
Focuses on preserving wildlands internationally.

Northwest Lepidopterists' Association
RR 3, Box 118, Davenport, WA 99122
Publications: triannual newsletter.
An informal group of Northwest Lepidoptera (butterfly) enthusiasts, including amateurs and professionals. Annual fall workshop, July butterfly count, occasional field trips.

Rachel Carson Counsel
8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Tel: 301-652-1877
Publications: triannual newsletter.
Devoted to fostering a sense of wonder and respect toward nature and to helping society realize Rachel Carson's vision of a healthy and diverse environment.

Sierra Club, Audubon and others with local chapters

The Wildlands Project
1955 West Grant Road, Suite 148, Tucson, AZ 85745
Tel: 520-884-0875
A program to establish comprehensive networks of reserves, buffer zones, and connective corridors for wildlife throughout North America.

Wild Ones
P.O. Box 1274, Appleton, WI 54912
Tel: 920-730-3986 or toll-free 877-FYI-WILD (877-394-9453)
www.for-wild.org
Publications: Wild Ones Journal, a quarterly newsletter; and Wild Ones Handbook, an annual resource.
An organization founded to educate and share information about natural landscaping with native plants. As of 1/1/04, 51 chapters in 12 states.

Windstar Wildlife Institute
3603 Fry Road, Jefferson, MD 21755
Tel: 301-834-9238
www.windstar.org
Nonprofit organization that sponsors a Master Wildlife Habitat Naturalist Program that trains property owners to restore wildlife habitat.

 
   
 
 
     
 

 

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