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As the public has become more concerned about the environment there has been an increased interest in the preservation
and restoration of native plant communities. Native plants are valued for their economic, ecological, and aesthetic benefits as
well as a growing societal belief in their intrinsic value as living species.
Along with the growing belief in the value of native plants there has also been a growing demand for
native plants and seeds, both for restoration projects and for use in landscaping. Along with this demand
has come a need for a nationwide directory that can help the people in search of native plants and seeds
find the suppliers who can provide them.
Recognizing this need, the Environmental Protection Agency is funding the development of a native plant
and seed supplier directory. Four organizations dedicated to the preservation and restoration of native
plants are working together with the EPA to develop the directory. They are the University of
Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture, the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Plant
Conservation Alliance, and the Society for Ecological Restoration. When completed, the directory will be available on the
web at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center's website.
At this time we are not accepting surveys for our directory.