Links of Interest

Plant identification:

Southwest Colorado Wildflowers (whole 4-corners region) by Al Schneider website

Gila Flora website

The New Mexico Endangered Plant Program website

Patrick Alexanders’s Southwest Plants page website


Allied organizations and resources:

Colorado Native Plant Society website: A non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge, appreciation and conservation of native plants and habitats of Colorado through education, stewardship and advocacy

Arizona Native Plant Society website: A nonprofit organization devoted to Arizona’s native plants. Its mission is to promote knowledge, appreciation, conservation, and restoration of Arizona native plants and their habitats.

Oregon Native Plant Society website The website provides information about all of their events, including hikes, information about the Society’s pursuits (in rare species conservation and growing natives, for example), links to all of their chapters throughout the state, along with a link to their i-naturalist project for sharing plant photos. You can also access their monthly Bulletin.

New Mexico Rare Plants website: The New Mexico Rare Plant Technical Council (NMRPTC) is composed entirely of volunteer botanists who donate their time and expertise on rare plants. The Council’s primary goal is to develop an internet version of a rare plant inventory with information on the basic biology and conservation status of New Mexico’s approximately 190 rare plants.

Native Plant Society of the United States website:   A network of Affiliate native plant societies and other native plant conservation organizations throughout the United States. The mission of the NPSUS is to promote the conservation of native plants and their habitats through collaboration, education, and advocacy.

You may also subscribe to their free Native Plant Conservation Newsletter to keep up with current issues.

Intermountain Native Plant Growers Association websiteINPGA is a registered nonprofit organization made up of a diverse group of wholesale and retail nurseries and landscape designers from throughout the region, as well as organizations and interested citizens. Our goal is to promote beautiful, sustainable, regionally appropriate landscaping that conserves water and other resources. Our organization got its start in Utah, but we are rapidly expanding our vision to foster a truly regional approach to landscaping in the Intermountain West. Our region presents some unique problems, but also incredible opportunity in the form of a treasure chest of native plant diversity. These plants are just waiting to be discovered, promoted, and appreciated in human as well as natural landscapes.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website: The mission of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes.

Kansas Native Plant Society website: KNPS encourages awareness and appreciation of the native plants of Kansas in their habitats and in our landscapes by promoting education, stewardship, and scientific knowledge.

SEINet website: The Southwest Environmental Information Network was created to serve as a gateway to distributed data resources of interest to the environmental research community in the Southwest and beyond.  Through a common web interface, we offer tools to locate, access and work with a variety of  data. SEINet is more than just a web site – it is a suite of data access technologies and a distributed network of departments, museums and agencies that provide environmental information.  Initially created to integrate databases within the Arizona State University, SEINet is growing to extend this network to other partners within the Southwest.

Native Plant Podcast website Just about the coolest “radio show” on the internet, by some good old boys with the right attitude and great guests.