Mid-Atlantic

Delaware

Delaware Invasive Species Council

Delaware Invasive Species Council–protecting Delaware’s ecosystems by preventing the introduction and reducing the impact of non-native invasive species.

Delaware Native Plant Society

Delaware Native Plant Society–The purpose of the Delaware Native Plant Society is to participate in and encourage the preservation, conservation, restoration, and propagation of Delaware’s native plants and plant communities.

Delaware Nature Society

The Delaware Nature Society works to improve the environment through conservation, advocacy, and education. Has a very comprehensive native plant sale the first weekend in May.

Ecological Gardening Certificate

Ecological Gardening Certificate–Garden in Harmony with Nature. This program explores gardening in the context of an ecosystem. Subjects include the importance of life in the soil, identifying and growing native plants, and the fundamentals of eco-friendly horticulture practices. Learn how to attract beneficial wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies into your garden by creating an inviting ecological design. Certificate classes are open to everyone, from beginners to experts. Complete all classes to earn a certificate, or take only the classes that interest you.

Maryland

Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council

The Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council is a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to researching, promoting and educating professionals and the public about conservation landscaping to protect the Chesapeake Bay.

Irvine Natural Science Center

Irvine Natural Science Center, Stevenson, MD- Through extensive educational programing, Irvine’s goal is to ex­pose children and adults to the importance of environmental literacy. We show our visitors, members and friends the importance of environmental stewardship and teach a concern for the planet that translates into actions that help preserve our natural world and create a healthier planet.

Maryland Native Plant Society

Maryland Native Plant Society–promote awareness, appreciation, and conservation of Maryland’s native plants and their habitats. We pursue our mission through education, research, advocacy, and service activities.  Find Chapters

New Jersey

Duke Farms

Duke Farms, Hillsborough, N.J- Through the beauty of its natural setting, the diversity of its wildlife, and the scope and quality of its educational programs, demonstrations and research, Duke Farms inspires people to transform their approach to conservation and to start building a more sustainable future.

Pinelands Preservation Alliance

Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Vincentown, NJ–sole mission is to preserve and protect the natural resources of the New Jersey Pinelands.

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey–The Mission of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey is to promote the appreciation, preservation and study of New Jersey’s Native Flora.

Pennsylvania

Designing With Natives

Designing With Natives, PA- A grassroots effort helping to change American culture in the direction of nature stewardship, a culture that respects nature’s role in our quality of life and economy.  The process of engaging people ranges from public policy to personal choice. A program of Keystone Conservation Trust.

Lancaster County Conservancy

Lancaster County Conservancy, Lancaster, PA–to save and steward the ecosystems and landscapes upon which we depend for food, clean water andair, economic and public health, and the restoration of soul and spirit.

MAEscapes (Mid-Atlantic Ecological Landscapes)

MAEscapes (Mid-Atlantic Ecological Landscapes), a Penn State Extension Program, Educating the public about the importance of restoring and preserving Mid-Atlantic ecological landscapes, native plants and their communities by demonstrating landscaping principles, processes and practices that are beneficial, responsible and sustainable.

Pennsylvania Master Naturalist

Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is a statewide partnership initiative that aims to connect people with their local ecosystems through intensive natural science training and local conservation service work. It is a venture directed toward developing a local corps of “master volunteers and service providers” to offer education, outreach and service dedicated to the understanding and management of natural areas within their communities.

Pennsylvania Native Plant Society

Pennsylvania Native Plant Society advocates conservation of native plants and their habitats and promotes the increased use of native plants in the landscape.

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Pennsylvania Master Naturalist

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Pennsylvania Master Naturalist: The Schuylkill Center is a partner with the Master Naturalist program, coordinating and hosting the Philadelphia Master Naturalist training course and engaging Master Naturalist Volunteers in various projects and opportunities at the Center.

Virginia

American Chestnut Cooperators’ Foundation

American Chestnut Cooperators’ Foundation, Newport, VA–dedicated to restoring the American Chestnut Tree to its former place in our Eastern hardwood forests. Priorities include the development of blight-resistant all-American chestnuts and economical biological control measures against chestnut blight in the forest environment.

Audubon Society of Northern Virginia

Audubon-at-Home- The Wildlife Sanctuary Program brings trained naturalists together with property owners and managers on a mission to restore natural habitat. We offer information, free on-site consultation and recommendations to help you establish and nurture sustainable natural habitat in your backyard, neighborhood, school, church, park or business in spaces that range from a small corner of your yard to many acres.

Plant NOVA Natives

Plant NOVA Natives, Northern Virginia- The mission of Plant NOVA Natives is to educate the community and to promote the benefits to water quality and natural habitat of planting beautiful Northern Virginia natives, through the efforts of committed volunteers using multimedia outreach and events, and by working with local growers and sellers of native plants.

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy Virginia, The Conservancy works across state borders to preserve natural areas throughout the United States.

Virginia Master Naturalists

Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands.

Virginia Native Plant Society

Virginia Native Plant Society is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the native plants of Virginia and their habitats, in order to sustain for generations to come the integrity of the Commonwealth’s rich natural heritage of ecosystems and biodiversity for purposes of enjoyment, enlightenment, sustainable use, and our own very survival.  Find Chapters

 

White House Farm Foundation

White House Farm Foundation, Luray, VA–We believe in striving for a healthy ecosystem which encompasses wise use of natural and human resources. Our mission is to enrich individuals with knowledge of and involvement with our natural ecological systems, sustainable agriculture, holistic community planning, and respect for local history and culture.

West Virginia

West Virginia Master Naturalist Program

The mission of the West Virginia Master Naturalist Program is to train interested people in the fundamentals of natural history, nature interpretation and teaching, and to instill in them an appreciation of the importance of responsible environmental stewardship. The program will also provide a corps of highly qualified volunteers to assist government agencies, schools, and non-government organizations with research, outdoor recreation development, and environmental education and protection.

Washington DC

Midwest

Illinois

Driftless Area Native Plant Society

Driftless Area Native Plant Society, NW Illinois–We are a group of individuals interested in exploring the growth, promotion and use of plants native to the Driftless Area of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

East-Central Illinois Master Naturalist (ECIMN) Program

The East-Central Illinois Master Naturalist (ECIMN) Program, established in 2005, is sponsored by University of Illinois Extension Champaign County, Champaign County Forest Preserve District, and Urbana Park District and is available to residents of Central Illinois. Our current team of 165 Master Naturalists have contributed over 15,400 hours of service valued at $320,000 to Central Illinois.

Grand Prairie Friends

Grand Prairie Friends–a commitment to preserving and restoring tallgrass prairie and woodlands in east-central Illinois. Follow on Facebook.

Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, & Stark Counties Master Naturalist Program

Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, & Stark Counties Master Naturalist Program, The Master Naturalist program is a combination of education and service. With the help of local experts, University of Illinois Extension provides the educational support for the program, while the service is often done at one of the participating partner’s locations.

Illinois Extension Master Naturalist Program

The mission of the University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist Program is to provide science-based educational opportunities that connect people with nature and help them become engaged environmental stewards.

Illinois Grand Prairie Master Naturalists

Illinois Grand Prairie Master Naturalists–The mission of our program is to provide science-based educational opportunities that connect people with nature and help them become engaged environmental stewards. Our vision is to give individuals the opportunity to experience nature, develop knowledge of and respect for the environment, and practice natural resource stewardship

Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts (NIPE)

Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts (NIPE) is one of eleven chapters of The Prairie Enthusiasts (TPE), a grassroots conservation organization and land trust, dedicated to the protection, restoration, and management of prairies, savannas, and other native grassland ecosystems in the Upper Midwest.

Wild Ones

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones Chapters– Greater DuPage Chapter – Naperville Area, Illinois Prairie Chapter – Bloomington, Normal Area, Lake-To-Prairie Chapter – Mundelein Area, North Park Village Nature Center Chapter – Chicago area, Northern Kane County Chapter – Elgin Area, Rock River Valley Chapter – Rockford area, Southwest Illinois Chapter – Collinsville Area, Tupelo ChapterMurphysboro, Carbondale, Carterville Area, West Cook Chapter – West Cook County, Oak Park Area, Will County Chapter – New Lenox, Will County Area

 

Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee

Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee, McHenry County, IL–The Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee is a non-profit organization dedicated to: Promoting the use of native plants in the landscape through preservation, propagation, and education, Advocating the conservation of open space, natural landscapes, wildlife habitat, scenic resources, and water in McHenry County and neighboring areas for the benefit of the general public, Engaging in and otherwise promoting the scientific study of and educating the public regarding local natural resources.

Indiana

Indiana Master Naturalist program

The Indiana Master Naturalist program can provide you with many hands-on opportunities to learn about our Hoosier natural resources. It also provides a way for you to share that knowledge, along with your life experiences, through volunteer service.

Michigan

Michigan Conservation Stewards Program

Michigan Conservation Stewards Program, Michigan State University Extension–This Michigan Conservation Stewards Program is designed for anyone interested in current conservation issues, outdoor recreation, nature study, natural area management, and a variety of other topics such as lake/stream monitoring and habitat restoration. Through participation in this program you will learn essential strategies to help restore and conserve ecosystems in Oakland County and throughout Michigan.

Minnesota

Blue Thumb: Planting for Clean Water

Blue Thumb: Planting for Clean Water–If you want to do your part to protect water right in your own yard we can help. We aim to make it easy for residents to plan, purchase and plant beautiful native gardens, raingardens and shorelines. These cost-effective plantings require little watering and minimal care after established. They also invite birds and butterflies to your yard.

Lincoln University Native Plants Program

Lincoln University Native Plants ProgramThe main goals of the Native Plants Program (NPP) are to promote the use of native plants for conservation to enhance biodiversity in rural and urban settings and to increase awareness about their potential as specialty crops to generate income for underserved audiences including small farmers, producers, landowners and others.

Minnesota Master Naturalist Program

The mission of the Minnesota Master Naturalist Program is to promote awareness, understanding, and stewardship of Minnesota’s natural environment by developing a corps of well-informed citizens dedicated to conservation education and service within their communities.

Minnesota Native Plant Society

Minnesota Native Plant Society–A non-profit organization concerned with the identification, life histories, conservation and appreciation of Minnesota’s native plants and plant communities. Follow on Facebook.

Missouri

Grow Native!

GrowNative!, Columbia, MO–a native plant marketing and education program of the Missouri Prairie FoundationGrow Native! helps protect and restore biodiversity by increasing conservation awareness of native plants and their effective use in urban, suburban, and rural developed landscapes. Through collaboration with consumers, private industry, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, Grow Native! aims to significantly increase the demand and use of native plants in the Lower Midwest—Missouri, southern Illinois, eastern Kansas, and northern Arkansas.

Missouri Master Naturalist Program

The Missouri Master Naturalist Program is a community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program for adults, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the University of Missouri Extension. The mission is to engage Missourians in the stewardship of our state’s natural resources through science-based education and volunteer community service.

Missouri Native Plant Society

Missouri Native Plant SocietyPromoting the enjoyment, preservation, conservation, restoration and study of the flora native to Missouri.

Powell Gardens

Powell Gardens–a botanical garden just east of Kansas City. Its purpose is to inspire people to appreciate, beautify and conserve our natural environment by providing a peaceful setting with opportunities for learning and reflection. Powell Gardens uses a wide variety of native plants in its many gardens

Shaw Nature Reserve

Shaw Nature Reserve at Missouri Botanical Garden — Shaw Nature Reserve strives to inspire responsible stewardship of our environment through education, restoration and protection of natural habitats, and public enjoyment of the natural world.

Ohio

Backyard Habitat for Ohio

Backyard Habitat for Ohio, using Ohio native plants to attract more wildlife to your garden habitat

Brukner Nature Center

Brukner Nature Center, Troy, OH- is a non-profit, privately funded organization promoting the appreciation and understanding of wildlife conservation through preservation, education, and rehabilitation.

Oak Openings Chapter Wild Ones

Oak Openings Chapter Wild Ones, Sylvania, OH–voice for native plants and the sustainable landscaping movement, promoting increased use of native plantings that create living landscapes through grassroots efforts by example, education, marketing, and personalized support. Follow on Facebook.

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist: The mission of the OCVN program is to promote awareness and citizen stewardship of Ohio’s natural resources through science-based education and community service.

Wisconsin

Chiwaukee Prairie Preservation Fund

Chiwaukee Prairie Preservation Fund–Acquire, restore, preserve and manage prairie lands in the Chiwaukee Prairie – Carol Beach area of Kenosha County, WI

Wild Ones

Wild Ones–Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities and around the country to using native plants. Follow on Facebook.

Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program

The mission of the Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program (WIMN) is to promote awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the natural environment by developing well-informed citizens dedicated to conservation education and service within their communities.

Iowa

Iowa Master Conservationist Program

The Iowa Master Conservationist Program is offered by Extension Wildlife Programs. It is a volunteer program developed to give you the information necessary to make informed decisions about your natural resources.

New England

Connecticut

Connecticut Botanical Society

Connecticut Botanical Society–We are professional and amateur botanists interested in plants, trees and habitats of Connecticut and nearby areas.

Connecticut College Arboretum

The Connecticut College Arboretum provides a welcome connection with the natural world, offering opportunities for teaching, research, conservation, recreation and public education.

NOFA Organic Land Care Program

NOFA Organic Land Care Program  We offer education for professionals and homeowners while maintaining the NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care, an 80-page defining document. The NOFA OLC’s mission is to extend the vision and principles of organic agriculture to the landscapes where people spend their daily lives.

Maine

Coastal Maine Botanical Garden

Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Boothbay, ME–The mission of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is to protect, preserve, and enhance the botanical heritage and natural landscapes of coastal Maine for people of all ages through horticulture, education, and research.

Maine Master Naturalist Program

The Maine Master Naturalist Program is dedicated to developing a network of trained naturalist volunteers to teach natural history and encourage the stewardship of Maine’s natural environment. The program offers participants comprehensive instruction and field experience focused on ecological principles; wetland and upland ecology; identification of Maine’s flora and fauna; geology; and teaching skills.

Massachusetts

Garden in the Woods

Garden in the Woods New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods showcases native New England plants. Set among 45 acres, this living museum contains 1,500 kinds of native New England plants, including more than 300 rare and endangered species, displayed in naturalistic settings.

Grow Native Massachusetts

Grow Native Massachusetts We inspire people to action across the Commonwealth on behalf of native plants and the diversity of life they support.

Massachusetts Master Naturalist Program

The Massachusetts Master Naturalist Program mission is to grow its capacity to develop and deliver public programming by building a core of well trained volunteer docents.

New England Botanical Club

New England Botanical Club–promotes the study of plants of North America, especially the flora of New England and adjacent areas

New England Wild Flower Society

New England Wild Flower Society New England Wild Flower Society protects native plants in the wild and encourages gardeners and landscape professionals to choose nursery-grown natives when they create outdoor spaces.

New Hampshire

New York

Adirondack Botanical Society

Adirondack Botanical Society–dedicated to the study, preservation, and enjoyment of the plants of the Adirondacks.

Central NY Chapter of Wild Ones, Habitat Gardening in Central New York

Central NY Chapter of Wild Ones, Habitat Gardening in Central New York, Liverpool, NY–Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.

Cornell University Master Naturalist Program

Cornell University Master Naturalist Program: The Master Naturalist Program is a high-quality, science-based training program designed to teach adults about New York’s natural resources, empowering them to educate others and participate in on-the-ground conservation management projects.

Long Island Botanical Society

Long Island Botanical Society–dedicated to the promotion of field botany and a greater understanding of the plants that grow wild on Long Island, New York.

Long Island Native Plant Initiative

Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI), Hampton Bays, NY–mission is to preserve the integrity of ecotypic plants on Long Island and to make them available for commercial use in nurseries, to landscape designers and for habitat restoration.

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society–The study of local native plants–and public education about plants and their habitats and how rare plants and important habitats may be endangered. Founded in 1983 and is an affiliate of the Buffalo Museum of Science. We publish a bimonthly journal entitled Clintonia, which is devoted to native flora and general botanical topics. Monthly meetings are held from September through May featuring special speakers, and numerous field trips are taken to local Western New York and Canadian sites. Our membership includes.

Quality Parks Master Naturalist Program

Quality Parks Master Naturalist Program. Naturalists are deeply engaged in a personal commitment to open space preservation. The Quality Parks Masternaturalist certification program is a train-the-trainer program. We will teach you to become a naturalist

The Native Plant Center

The Native Plant Center  Our mission is to educate people about the environmental necessity, economic value, and natural beauty of native plants in the Northeast. 

Torrey Botanical Society

Torrey Botanical Society–an organization comprised of people interested in plant life, including professional and amateur botanists, students, and others who simply like to enjoy nature. We offer free lectures and fieldtrips to the public.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Natural History Survey Project

Rhode Island Natural History Survey Project: Native Rhody–By working directly with local nurseries + garden centers, Rhody Native™ aims to build the state’s capacity to produce genetically diverse + genetically local native plants for landscape design + restoration. Rhody Native™ is a native plant initiative of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey (RINHS); in regular collaboration with other organizations

Rhode Island Wild Plant Society

Rhode Island Wild Plant Society–Our organization is dedicated to the preservation and protection of Rhode Island’s native plants and their habitats. We invite you to explore our website and participate in our Programs. Feel free to contact us with any suggestions or if you would like to get involved in our growing Society.

Vermont

Field Naturalist and Ecological Planning

The Field Naturalist and Ecological Planning programs bring motivated students to the intersection of the natural environment and human nature. Our two-year graduate curriculum integrates science, fieldwork, critical thinking and public communications to produce leaders in environmental policy, land stewardship, research, conservation and education. Whether they go on to work in boardrooms, backyards or bogs, we give graduates the skills and dexterity to understand and explain the natural world – and to solve its problems.

Smart Waterways

Smart Waterways–The Chittenden County Regional Stormwater Education Program (RSEP) was formed in 2003 to encourage area residents to get personally involved in reducing storm water pollution in Lake Champlain. The effort is conducted as part of public education measures required by federal Environmental Protection Agency storm water system permits. See the recommended native plants for rain gardens.

Vermont Invasives

Vermont Invasives–In Vermont, we are fortunate to have many organizations that offer information and resources on the threat of, identification of and management of invasives. This website provides a landing page for Vermonters interested in learning more about invasive insects, plants and pathogens. In addition, the website is designed to guide visitors to the appropriate place to learn more and become involved in various monitoring, management and outreach efforts. See the Go Native page for Vermont native plant resources

Pacific

California

California Native Garden Foundation

California Native Garden Foundation, San Jose, CA–a non-profit educational, research, and resource organization that promotes gardening with California native plants, our goal is to increase the popularity and use of California’s native plants in the designed landscape. We are devoted to educating the public and design community on the value of native gardens. Classes, field trips, lectures, garden tours, and publications are available to members, landscape professionals, and the public. Follow on Facebook.

California Native Plant Society

California Native Plant Society–dedicated to the conservation of California native plants and their natural habitats, and to increasing the understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. There are many chapters.

California Naturalist Program

The UC California Naturalist Program is designed to introduce Californians to the wonders of our unique ecology and engage the public in study and stewardship of California’s natural communities. The California Naturalist program uses a science curriculum, hands-on learning, problem-solving, and community service to instill a deep appreciation for the natural communities of the state and to inspire individuals to become stewards of their local resources.

California Naturalist Program

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden California Naturalist Program. The Garden teams with UC Sedgwick Reserve to offer the University of California Cooperative Extension, California Naturalist Program. The program mission is to foster a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists trained and ready to take an active role in local natural resource conservation, education, and restoration.

Oregon

East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Portland, OR–to conserve and restore the natural resources of the district for current and future generations by making conservation technical, financial, and educational assistance available and meaningful to all residents and ensuring equitable distribution of benefits and responsibilities.

Oregon Master Naturalist Program

The Oregon Master Naturalist Program provides an opportunity to learn about natural resources through the study of scientifically sound information: the natural history of plants, animals, habitats, and geology, the history and processes of landscape change, as well as the most relevant topics in present-day sustainable natural resource management. Participants volunteer for natural resources programs, agencies, organizations, and other groups in their communities.

Washington

Bellevue Master Naturalist Training Program

Bellevue Master Naturalist Training Program: Master Naturalists will learn about the area’s ecology, geology, wildlife, plant life, cultural history, wetlands, forests, and streams from professors, local professionals, scientists, research assistants, and Park Rangers. Master Naturalists will focus on restoration and conservation efforts, and will help share this passion by working with and educating their community.

Native Plant Salvage Foundation

Native Plant Salvage Foundation, Olympia, WA–a non-profit charitable organization, formed to support the hands-on educational work of the WSU Native Plant Salvage Project, which includes: Preserving native vegetation, Protecting water resources & wildlife habitat, Recovering & replanting native plants to restore habitat and promote the benefits of native plants.

Hawaii

Advanced Naturalist Training Series

The Advanced Naturalist Training Series (ANTS) was created to advocate for Naturalists in the state of Hawai’i, where thousands of people live and work with nature every day. People contribute their time and financial resources to conserve and protect the land, the ocean, and the plants and animals that make Hawai’i such a unique place in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Alaska

Alaska Native Plant Society

Alaska Native Plant Society–dedicated to studying and conserving Alaska native plants. The Alaska Native Plant Society was formed in 1982 by a small group of enthusiastic amateur and professional botanists for the purpose of educating Alaskans about their native flora and the growing need for its protection.

Plains

Idaho

Idaho Master Naturalist Program

The Idaho Master Naturalist Program aims to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to actively work toward stewardship of Idaho’s natural environment. Chapters in: Boise, Ketchum, Idaho Falls, Island Park, McCall, Pocatello, Sand Point, Treasure Valley Community College.

Idaho Native Plant Society

Idaho Native Plant Society—The Idaho Native Plant Society (INPS) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in native plants and plant communities, and collecting and sharing information on all phases of the botany of native plants in Idaho. The Society seeks to foster an understanding and appreciation of our native flora and to preserve this rich heritage for future generations. In keeping with our mission, it is the intent of the INPS to educate its membership and the public about current conservation issues that affect Idaho’s native flora and habitats.

Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society

Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society – to foster an understanding and appreciation of native flora and its habitats in the panhandle area of North Idaho; to advocate the conservation of this rich natural heritage for future generations,; to encourage the responsible use of native plants in landscaping and restoration; to educate youth and the general public in the value of the native flora and their habitats.

Kansas

Kansas Master Naturalist program

The mission of the Kansas Master Naturalist program is to develop knowledgeable and dedicated citizens who are active in promoting awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the natural heritage of Kansas

Kansas Native Plant Society

Kansas Native Plant Society. 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.

Montana

Montana Master Naturalist Program

The Montana Master Naturalist Program is designed for adults who want to stoke their curiosity and deepen their knowledge of the natural world. We offer a range of programs to fit the needs of a diverse community, but all the classes share a common goal of providing participants with the skills to interpret the Montana landscape.

Montana Native Plant Society

Montana Native Plant Society. The Montana Native Plant Society works to preserve, conserve and study Montana’s native plants and plant communities and to educate the public about the values of our native flora.

Tizer Botanic Gardens & Arboretum

Tizer Botanic Gardens & Arboretum , 38 Tizer Lake Road, Jefferson City, Montana 59638– Montana’s only full-time operated Botanical Garden and Arboretum. We are a Test & Demo Garden for Colorado State University and the Denver Botanic Gardens ‘Plant Select’ program which has a focus on Rocky Mountain native plants. We are privately funded mostly by plant sales in our Nursery. We sell more than 150 Montana native trees, shrubs and perennials.

Nebraska

Monarch Gardens

Monarch Gardens, Lincoln & Omaha, NE- Native plant garden design with 160+ articles on native plants and native plant design.

Nebraska Master Naturalist Program

Get up close and personal with Nebraska’s natural resources! Participants in the Nebraska Master Naturalist Program will engage in nearly sixty hours of in-depth training, led by experts in their fields. Learn about Nebraska’s ecosystems, plants and animals, conservation biology, and so much more!

Nebraska Native Plant Society

Nebraska Native Plant Society—to promote the appreciation and conservation of Nebraska’s native flora and to foster education and research on Nebraska’s native plants.

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Lincoln, NE–For more than 3 decades, NSA has provided plant and landscape information and publications, worked to promote rare trees and plants and underutilized native plants.

Spring Creek Audubon Center

Spring Creek Audubon Center, Denton, NE- Never-plowed stand of tallgrass that hosts classes, events, and performs outreach to educate on native plant / wildlife communities.

The Prairie Ecologist

The Prairie Ecologist– Blog by Chris Helzer, the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska, on native plants, wildlife, and prairie management.

Oklahoma

Color Oklahoma Sow Some Wild Seeds

Color Oklahoma Sow Some Wild Seeds has been a leader in beautifying Oklahoma’s roadsides with native wildflowers since 2002. This project of the non-profit Oklahoma Native Plant Society strives to preserve wildflowers and native plants in the state and to promote Oklahoma’s wildflower heritage through education.

Oklahoma Master Naturalists

Oklahoma Master Naturalists We are a group of volunteers dedicated to learning about and preserving Oklahoma’s rich biological diversity and sharing this knowledge through education, outreach, and service within our communities.

Oklahoma Native Plant Society

Oklahoma Native Plant Society. Oklahoma’s amazingly diverse flora has long been of interest to state residents. In 1987, individuals from throughout the state founded the Oklahoma Native Plant Society to encourage the study, protection, propagation, appreciation, and use of the state’s native plants.

South Dakota

Wyoming

Wyoming Native Plant Society

Wyoming Native Plant Society is a non-profit organization established in 1981 to encourage the appreciation and conservation of native plants and plant communities of Wyoming.

North Dakota

Southeast

Alabama

Alabama Master Naturalist program

The Alabama Master Naturalist program is a new statewide program whose goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world among Alabama’s citizens and visitors. In addition, the AMN program will also develop a statewide corps of well-informed volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities

Alabama Wildflower Society

Alabama Wildflower Society—to enjoy the fellowship of shared interest in native plants and to promote the knowledge, appreciation, and use of native plants. We strive to preserve areas of significant interest because of their native flora.

Certificate in Native Plant Studies

Certificate in Native Plant Studies, Birmingham Botanic Garden–to raise awareness of the importance of native plants and their value to our environment. Its curriculum consists of core classes, electives, field trips and volunteer service, which together provide a well-rounded education balanced among botany, taxonomy, ecology, conservation and uses of our native Southeastern flora. Classes are held at The Gardens and at other appropriate locations

Arkansas

Arkansas Master Naturalist Program

Arkansas Master Naturalist Program: To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

Arkansas Native Plant Society

Arkansas Native Plant Society–The Society promotes 1) the preservation, conservation, study, and enjoyment of the native plants of Arkansas, 2) theeducation of the public regarding the value of native plants and their habitats, and 3) the publication of related information.

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville, AR–Our mission is to provide educational, entertainment, and recreational opportunities for students, residents, and Garden visitors to increase their appreciation of the native and natural ecosystem of the Ozarks.

Florida

Florida Master Naturalist Program

The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is an adult education UF/IFAS Extension program developed by the University of Florida and provided by many Extension offices and participating organizations throughout the state of Florida. FMNP training will benefit persons interested in learning more about Florida’s environment or wishing to increase their knowledge for use in education programs as volunteers, employees, ecotourism guides, and others.

Florida Native Plant Society

Florida Native Plant Society–to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida. FNPS has many chapters.

Florida Wildflower Foundation

Florida Wildflower Foundation–The mission of the Florida Wildflower Foundation is to enrich lives with Florida native wildflowers through education, planting and research projects.

Georgia

American native forest perennials and wildflowers.

American native forest perennials and wildflowers.

Center for Native Plant Studies at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Center for Native Plant Studies at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, GA– The natural areas offer a chance to teach and demonstrate land management and restoration techniques. The planting spaces and native plant collections can be used to teach many scientific disciplines including botany, pol-lination ecology, environmental design and horticulture.

Coastal Wildscapes

Coastal Wildscapes, Darien, GA–preserving, restoring and sustaining the biodiversity of the southeastern coastal ecosystems from South Carolina to northern Florida.

CoastScapes

CoastScapes, Brunswick, GA–promote the use of native plants in sustainable landscaping practices in Georgia. Emphasizes sustainable land use for the upper and lower coastal plain ecoregions of GA.

Georgia Botanical Society

Georgia Botanical Society–a nonprofit organization that promotes the understanding and appreciation of plants and their relationship to the environment, as well as the study of botanical sciences.

Georgia Master Naturalist program

The Georgia Master Naturalist program is an Adult Environmental Education course developed by the UGA Cooperative Extension Service and the UGA Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources for people who wish to be more informed about habitats, natural resources and the natural environments of our state.

Georgia Native Plant Society

Georgia Native Plant Society–a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the stewardship and conservation of Georgia’s native plants and their habitats. We involve ourselves in all sorts of activities to support our mission.

Kentucky

Kentucky Native Plant Society

Kentucky Native Plant Society–for everyone interested in the native plants and wildflowers of Kentucky Plants are essential to both the well-being of our Commonwealth’s natural ecosystems and our enjoyment of its unique environment.

WildOnes, Lexington Chapter

WildOnes, Lexington Chapter–Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities and around the country to using native plants.

Louisiana

Louisiana Master Naturalist Program

The Louisiana Master Naturalist Program is an emerging opportunity for citizens to expand or sharpen their skills in natural history, with special focus on the diverse habitats of the Sportsman’s Paradise, Louisiana. The Master Naturalist Program, through its various chapters, will enable you to learn about the nature of the state’s varied physiographic regions, and help you understand the connections among our valued environment, culture, and economy.

Louisiana Native Plant Initiative

Louisiana Native Plant Initiative, LERC–a cooperative effort to help conserve a vanishing natural resource in Louisiana–native plants. Public and private land managers around the state have a growing interest to use locally adapted native plant materials for restoration, conservation, and re-vegetation projects.

Mississippi

Mississippi Master Naturalist Program

Mississippi Master Naturalist Program: A Master Naturalist is a concerned citizen who wants to learn more about Mississippi’s natural resources and management tools that can be used to help protect our land and water resources.

Mississippi Native Plant Society

Mississippi Native Plant Society–We are plant professionals including biologists, horticulturists and conservationists. We are also the typical home gardener or anyone interested in learning more about our native plants. We all share a passion for nature and the plants native to our state.

North Carolina

Blue Ridge Naturalist Certificate Program

The Blue Ridge Naturalist Certificate Program offers classes, field studies and workshops designed to provide residents of Western North Carolina with an opportunity to learn more about the natural world and cultural heritage of our mountains. Through the Arboretum’s Adult Education curriculum, programs in a variety of topics are available throughout the year.

Certificate in Native Plant Studies

Certificate in Native Plant Studies, In response to the increasing interest in native plants and the environment, the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens has partnered with the NC Native Plant Society and the Habitat and Wildlife Keepers to offer a series of in-depth courses combining lecture and hands-on learning, leading to a Certificate in Native Plant Studies.

Cullowhee Native Plant Conference

Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, Western Carolina University–to increase interest in and knowledge of propagating and preserving native southeastern plant species in the landscape.

North Carolina Botanical Garden

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC- Our mission: To inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature.

North Carolina Native Plant Society

North Carolina Native Plant Society–To promote the enjoyment and conservation of North Carolina’s native plants and their habitats through education, protection, and propagation.

Smoky Mountain Native Plants Association

Smoky Mountain Native Plants Association, Robbinsville, NC–dedicated to helping people earn income through growing, collecting, processing and marketing Appalachian native plants and to preserving Appalachian native plants for future generations.

South Carolina

South Carolina Master Naturalist Program

The South Carolina Master Naturalist Program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Interested South Carolinians become Master Naturalists through training andvolunteer service.

South Carolina Native Plant Society

South Carolina Native Plant Society–a non-profit organization committed to the preservation and protection of native plant communities in South Carolina. We work to make this happen by providing programs and activities including field trips, plant rescues, native plant sales, monthly educational lectures and educational journals.

Tennessee

WildOnes Tennessee Valley Chapter

WildOnes Tennessee Valley Chapter, Chatanooga, TN–Wild Ones: Native Plants. Natural Landscapes is a national non-profit organization with over 50 chapters in 13 states that promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.

Southwest

Arizona

Arizona Master Naturalist Program

The Arizona Master Naturalist Program mission is to establish and maintain a corps of well-informed volunteers to deliver quality environmental education programs and promote stewardship of Arizona’s natural environment.

Arizona Native Plant Society

Arizona Native Plant Society–a statewide 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.

The San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society

The San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society explores, preserves, and enjoys the flora of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. We roam the area within 150 miles of the Four Corners. Our trips take us to the lands surrounding the San Juan River of Colorado and New Mexico, to the Navajo Reservation of New Mexico and Arizona, to Utah’s Canyon Country, to the San Juan National Forest and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument of Colorado, and to many other beautiful areas in the Four Corners, Colorado Plateau, region.

Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society Cactus Rescue Crew

Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society Cactus Rescue Crew, Tuscon, AZ–saves cacti and other native plants that would otherwise be destroyed during the development of Arizona real estate. We do not remove plants from private residences.

Colorado

Audubon Naturalist Training

Audubon Naturalist Training: The Audubon Naturalist Training Program offers 85 hours of classroom and field training. We bring in field experts to teach classes on: Ecosystems, Ecology, Geology, Plants, Insects, Reptiles, Amphibians, Bird & Raptor Identification, Mammals and Interpretive Guide Techniques. This training prepares people of all experience levels to become naturalists for our public and/or school environmental education programs.

Certified Native Plant Master

Certified Native Plant Master–For those wanting to deepen their knowledge, take a NPM curriculum course to learn fascinating facts about Colorado plants during three sessions along the trails of a local natural area. Learn more about how to use natives in your garden and protect against invasive alien weeds. Sharpen your plant identification skills by using a botanical key and become comfortable with plant families and scientific names

Colorado Native Plant Society

Colorado Native Plant Society–dedicated to furthering the knowledge, appreciation and conservation of native plants and habitats of Colorado through education, stewardship and advocacy.

Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program

Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program (CPNPP) – Native Plant Materials Development Program. This website provides information and tools to assist public land agencies (federal and state) as well as non-government organizations in collecting and propagating native plant materials, and designing and implementing effective revegetation projects.

Fort Collins Master Naturalist Program

Fort Collins Master Naturalist Program: Master Naturalists are volunteer educators with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Program. Each spring, new volunteers embark on a fun, active training program.

The San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society

The San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society explores, preserves, and enjoys the flora of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. We roam the area within 150 miles of the Four Corners. Our trips take us to the lands surrounding the San Juan River of Colorado and New Mexico, to the Navajo Reservation of New Mexico and Arizona, to Utah’s Canyon Country, to the San Juan National Forest and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument of Colorado, and to many other beautiful areas in the Four Corners, Colorado Plateau, region.

New Mexico

New Mexico Master Naturalist Program

The New Mexico Master Naturalist Program aims to instill the pursuit of life‐long learning and promote environmental stewardship. Participants are activity engaged through education and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources on Open Space properties.

The San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society

The San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society explores, preserves, and enjoys the flora of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. We roam the area within 150 miles of the Four Corners. Our trips take us to the lands surrounding the San Juan River of Colorado and New Mexico, to the Navajo Reservation of New Mexico and Arizona, to Utah’s Canyon Country, to the San Juan National Forest and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument of Colorado, and to many other beautiful areas in the Four Corners, Colorado Plateau, region.

Texas

Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute

Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute–South Texas Natives, Texas A&M University Kingsville, Kingsville, TX 78363–committed to providing economically viable sources of native plants and seeds to both the private and public sector for the restoration of native plant communities in south Texas.

Go Native U

Go Native U–an informal education program designed to teach adults about the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants, and landscapes and practical applications of botany. Use our colorful gardens as the inspiration for your next work of art when you take our new Art in Nature series.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center–the national leader in native plant research and information. The Center’s gardens display the native plants of the Central Texas Hill Country, South and West Texas, while the Plant Conservation Program protects the ecological heritage of Texas by conserving its rare and endangered flora. The Native Plant Information Network is a database of more than 7,200 native species available online.

Native Landscape Certification Program

Native Landscape Certification Program–The Native Plant Society of Texascreated the Landscape Certification Program in order to contribute to a migration of Texans back to nature that will reap priceless benefits for our families, environment, and economy. The program is a series of courses that teaches Best Management Practices (BMPs) for native plant landscape and habitat preservation and introduction.

Native Plant Society of Texas

Native Plant Society of Texas— Promoting research, conservation and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach and example. There are many chapters.

Native Prairies Association of Texas

Native Prairies Association of Texas–The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a non-profit land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands in Texas.

Society for Ecological Restoration Texas Chapter

Society for Ecological Restoration Texas Chapter–a non-profit organization dedicated to providing connectivity between individuals engaged in ecologically sensitive repair and management of ecosystems. Texas SER is made up of researchers, practitioners, growers, land managers and teachers from across the state. We have joined together to ensure the long-term survival of native and endemic ecotypes, and promote a sustainable human culture which can involve itself intelligently and productively with these systems.

Texas Master Naturalist

Texas Master Naturalist: to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Many communities and organizations rely on such citizen volunteers for implementing youth education programs; for operating parks, nature centers, and natural areas; and for providing leadership in local natural resource conservation efforts. In fact, a short supply of dedicated and well-informed volunteers is often cited as a limiting factor for community-based conservation efforts.

The Native Plant Project

The Native Plant Project–compilation and dissemination of information about plants native to the lower Rio Grande Valley

Utah

The San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society

The San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society explores, preserves, and enjoys the flora of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. We roam the area within 150 miles of the Four Corners. Our trips take us to the lands surrounding the San Juan River of Colorado and New Mexico, to the Navajo Reservation of New Mexico and Arizona, to Utah’s Canyon Country, to the San Juan National Forest and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument of Colorado, and to many other beautiful areas in the Four Corners, Colorado Plateau, region.

Utah Master Naturalist Program

The Utah Master Naturalist Program is a certification program developed by Utah State University Extension with the partnership of over 25 other organizations in Utah. The mission of the Utah Master Naturalist Program is to develop well-informed volunteers and professionals who provide education, outreach, and service promoting stewardship of natural resources within their communities.

Utah Native Plant Society

Utah Native Plant Society—The Utah Native Plant Society is dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, conservation and responsible use of the native plant and plant communities found in the state of Utah and the Intermountain West.

Nevada

Nevada Native Plant Society

Nevada Native Plant Society–The Nevada Native Plant Society (NNPS) is a non-profit corporation organized solely for educational, scientific and charitable purposes for the stimulation of interest in and the developing of an appreciation for native Nevada plants and their preservation.

Nevada Naturalist Program

The Nevada Naturalist Program is an adult, environmental education program created to develop a corps of education naturalist volunteers to serve in southern Nevada.