We can’t save our threatened and endangered wildlife from extinction without first restoring the plants that feed and shelter them.
Native plants are critical to the survival of nearly all threatened and endangered animals. They provide significantly more habitat and food for native wildlife species than invasive species, which have taken over American lawns and forests in the last century. By removing invasive plant species and replacing them with native plants, we are able to restore our wildlife habitats.
What is a native plant?
Native plants are indigenous to where they currently grow. In order for a plant to be considered native, it
cannot be introduced intentionally or unintentionally by humans. Native plants have evolved and lived for thousands of years in a defined geographic region. Some native plants have adapted to such specific habitats that they can only be found in an extremely limited range.
Habitat & Propagation Research
During our field research, we encounter uncommon, rare, and threatened native plant species. We thoroughly document these findings and submit the information to state botanists and ecology experts. Our propagation research is ongoing as we explore and document the germination requirements of native species found throughout the region as well as differences between ecotypes.