PNW Native Plant & Wildlife Organizations

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Here are a few helpful organizations for finding out more about native plants (and eventually wildlife). Please mail me any additions or corrections.

Abundant Life Seed Foundation
1029 Lawrence St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368 USA
Phone: 360-385-5660 Fax: 360-385-7455
Acquires, preserves, and propagates plants and seeds.

Alpine Garden Club of British Columbia
Joy Curran
Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 Canada
Newsletter, Meetings, Plant Sales, Seed/Plant Exchange, Field Trips. Dues: $Can 20.00
Annual seed list, garden tours

Butterfly Gardener's Association
1021 N. Main St.
Allentown, 18104 USA
Demonstration Garden. Dues: $US 20.00
Non-profit organization to promote butterfly gardens across the country.

Canadian Wildflower Society
Unit 12A, Box 228
4981 Highway #7, East
Markham, ON L3R 1N1 Canada
Seed/Plant Exchange, Newsletter. Dues: $Can 30.00

National Wildflower Research Center
4201 La Crosse Boulevard
Austin, TX 78739 USA
Phone: 512-292-4100
Lady Bird Johnson's organization. Demonstration wildflower meadows.

Native Plant Society of Oregon
Jan Dobak
2584 NW Savier St.
Portland, OR 97210-2412 USA
Phone: 503-248-9242
Newsletter, Field Trips, Meetings. Dues: $US 12.00
Chapters in Pendleton, Corvallis, Eugene, Bend, White Salmon, Cannon Beach and Seaside, Portland, Ashland, Coos Bay, Roseburg, Salem, La Grande.
Student $8, Regular $12, Family $18, Sustaining $30, Patron $100, Life Membership $500

Naturescape BC
Suite #300-1005 Broad Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2A1 Canada
Phone: (800) 387-9853 Fax: (604) 356-0985
funded by Wildlife Habitat Canada; Environment Canada,
the Canadian Wildlife Service; BC Ministry of Environment, Land and Parks, and; the Habitat Conservation Fund)

North American Rock Garden Society
Fred Graf, NW Chapter, 206-282-5512
P.O Box 67
Millwood, NY 10546 USA
Newsletter, Seed/Plant Exchange, Field Trips, Meetings, Plant Sales. Dues: $US 25.00
Additional $10 for local chapter newsletter and activities. Meet at Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington, Seattle WA

North American Sea Plant Society
POB 262
Feeding Hills, MA 01030-0262 USA
North American Sea Plant Society is a national organization of Coastal
gardeners and those interested in coastal flora and its various uses.

North American Truffling Society
PO Box 296
Corvallis, OR 97339 USA
Phone: 503-451-5987 or 503-752-2243

Nursery Horticulturist
B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Box 1172, Station A
Surrey, BC V3S 4P9 Canada
Provincial office of the Cooperative Extension Service

Oregon Mycological Society
Herman & Gertrude Opgenorth
13716 SE Oatfield Rd.
Milwaukie, OR 97222 USA
Meetings, Field Trips. Dues: $US 18.00

Puget Sound Mycological Society
Seattle, WA USA
Phone: 206-522-6031

The Native Plant Conservation Initiative
1849 C St. NW, Rm 3223
Washington, DC 20240 USA
The NPCI is a group of nine federal government member agencies and
over 60 non-federal cooperators working toward the conservation of
native plants. NPCI members and cooperators work collectively to solve
the problems of native plant extinction and native habitat restoration,
ensuring the preservation of our ecosystem. The NPCI embodies the axiom
"think globally, act locally." Federal plant conservation resources are
pooled at the national level to provide a focused, strategic approach to
plant conservation at the local level on public and private lands,
eliminating duplication of effort and increasing the effectiveness of
these programs.

Urban Wildlife Resources
5130 West Running Brook Rd.
Columbia, MD 21044 USA
Phone: 410-997-7161 Fax: 410-997-6849
"Urban Wildlife Resources was founded in 1995 to serve as an information source and clearinghouse for urban wildlife-related matters. To help meet this goal, it publishes THE URBAN OPEN SPACE MANAGER, a quarterly newsletter for land managers, planners, landscape architects, biologists, and others interested in wildlife and nature conservation in the metropolitan environment. The newsletter presents in readable form substantive articles involving research, planning, design, education and management. Urban Wildlife Resources also has available many of the publications of the former National Institute for Urban Wildlife, which closed in 1995. Included are WILDLIFE RESERVES AND CORRIDORS IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT, INTEGRATING MAN AND NATURE IN THE METROPOLITAN ENVIRONMENT, and WILDLIFE CONSERVATION IN METROPOLITAN ENVIRONMENTS. "

Washington Native Plant Society
Catherine E. Hovanic
P.O. Box 28690
Seattle, WA 98118-8690 USA
Newsletter, Field Trips, Workshops, Membership Directory, Meetings. Dues: $US 20.00
Family memberships $30. E-mail discussion list for members. Local chapters in Central Puget Sound (Seattle), Central Washington (Yakima/TriCities), Koma Kulshan (Bellingham), NE Washington (Spokane), Okanogan, Olympic Peninsula, Palouse (Pullman), Salal (Skagit County), South Sound (Tacoma), Suksdorfia (Vancouver WA), <A HREF="">Wenatchee Valley</A>, At Large.

WSU Extension Horticulturist
Western Washington Research and Extension Center
Puyallup, WA 98371 USA
State office of the Cooperative Extension Service

Xerces Society
10 SW Ash St.
Portland, OR 97204 USA
Dedicated to the preservation of butterflies