resources for gardening in the pacific northwest


Here are links to some regional and national organizations and agencies that may be of help as you create and enjoy your garden …

A & L Western Laboratories, Inc. (soil analysis)

“Attract Reptiles and Amphibians to Your Yard”

Backyard Habitat Certification Program (Portland area)

Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Program (Washington)

British Columbia Ministry of Environment, “Ecoregions of British Columbia”

BugGuide (Identification, images, and information)

“Butterflies and How to Attract Them”

Cascadia Prairie Oak Partnership

Cavity Conservation Initiative

“Create a Garden Pond for Wildlife”

 E-Flora BC. “Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia” 

“Ecosystems of Washington” (Washington State DNR)

Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team

Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society

Institute for Applied Ecology

King County’s “2017 King County Noxious Weed List”

Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seeds

Macaulay Library (largest archive of wildlife sounds and video)

Native Plant Society of British Columbia

Native Plant Society of Oregon

Native Seed Network

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides

NatureServe Explorer

Oregon Noxious Weed List

Oregon Rain Garden Guide: A Step-by-Step Guide to Landscaping for Clean Water and Healthy Streams

Oregon Flora Project 

Oregon Biodiversity Information Center

Plant Amnesty

“Portland Plant List”

Siskiyou Project

South Sound Prairie Landscape Working Group

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s “Plants Database”

Washington Butterfly Association

Washington Native Plant Society

Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation