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Native Plant Links
The Following Native Plant Links are listed in alphabetical order
The CPCESU creates opportunities for research, education, and technical assistance to support stewardship of natural and cultural resources by Federal agencies on the Colorado Plateau.
The goal of this web site is to present information on pests affecting seed production of native plants.
The USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center provides research and technical assistance in support of sound management and conservation of biological systems in the western United States.
This project is a collaborative approach to increase the variety and supply of native plants through integrating applied science.
The Native Plant Network is devoted to the sharing of information on how to propagate native plants of North America (Canada, Mexico, and US). Feel free to search the database for species you have interest in, and please take the time to upload protocols of species you successfully grow. You will receive full credit for your entry and have the opportunity to add your company logo to the protocol. If you would like to share some propagation techniques, entry is easy using the Protocol Interface.
The Native Seed Network is a resource for both the restoration community and the native seed industry, providing powerful search tools and information on all aspects of native seed.
Approved NRCS National Technology Support Centers
NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are the leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems.
Our aim is to support native Northern Arizona landscapes that are diverse and sustainable. We are dedicated to producing abundant and affordable quantities of genetically diverse and ecologically appropriate native seed.  We envision all land managers being able to use this seed for restoration, conservation, and vegetation projects.
The Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona is nationally recognized for mobilizing the unique assets of a university to help solve the problem of unnaturally severe wildfire and degraded forest health in the region. The ERI works to help land management agencies and communities by providing comprehensive focused studies, monitoring and evaluation research, and technical support.
The NRCS Plant Materials Program selects conservation plants and develops innovative planting technology to solve the nation's most important resource concerns.
Los Lunas Plant Material Center in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Plant taxonomy used by the Colorado Plateau Native Plant Initiative is that developed by the USDA NRCS PLANTS Database. The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. ( 
The Rangeland Technology and Equipment Council (RTEC) is an informal organization of land managers, engineers, academia, and private industry representatives interested in developing new rehabilitation equipment and strategies. 
The Southwest Regional Gap Analysis Project (SWReGAP) is an update of the Gap Analysis Program’s mapping and assessment of biodiversity for the five-state region encompassing Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. It is a multi-institutional cooperative effort coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program. 
The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) International ( is a non-profit organization … actively engaged in ecologically-sensitive repair and management of ecosystems through an unusually broad array of experience, knowledge sets and cultural perspectives.
The UP Project assists in coordinating and funding restoration and rehabilitation activities across jurisdictional boundaries in western Colorado. 
The Colorado Plateau Research Station (CPRS) is one of four research stations within the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center.
The CPRS consists of state and federal employees who work in cooperation with such organizations as Northern Arizona University, Grand Canyon National Park, and the Arizona Game & Fish Department. Major categories of research include ecoregional studies and conservation planning; endangered species studies; vegetation distribution, ecology, and dynamics; data management and dissemination; inventory and monitoring studies; and wildlife ecology.
BLM State Offices in the Colorado Plateau