Native Plant Trust

Resources + Press

The Tools and Information You Seek

Check here for research documents, policies, tip sheets, and more

Some of these resources appear elsewhere on our website, but we've gathered them here for ready reference.


Media contacts, news releases, published stories

Native Plant Trust in the News 

Our Media Contacts

Executive Director Debbi Edelstein:

Director of Conservation Michael Piantedosi:

Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer:

Director of Public Programs Courtney Allen:

For images or permission to use images (Visual resources and Go Botany):

Media Releases from Native Plant Trust

November 21, 2019 - Native Plant Trust Announces Volunteer Opportunities for 2020

October 4, 2019 - From Autumn Walks to "Naked Trees and Bare Shrubs": Native Plant Trust Offers Chance to Experience New England's Glorious Autumn Landscape Up Close

September 26, 2019 - Native Plant Trust and Audubon Society of Rhode Island Offer Native Plant Design Symposium

August 22, 2019 - Native Plant Trust Names Michael Piantedosi as Director of Conservation

August 15, 2019 - New at Native Plant Trust in 2019: Asters after Hours, an Evening Celebration Featuring Local Plant-based Drinks and Live Music

August 8, 2019 - William Brumback, Conservation Director, Retires After Four Decades at Native Plant Trust...Awarded Emeritus Status

August 1, 2019 - Native Plant Trust Opens Registration for 100 New Fall/Winter Programs, Offers Partner Programs with Historic New England

Recent Stories

January 4, 2020 - Director of Public Programs Courtney Allen talks about Native Plant Trust's course offerings with  C. L. Fornari, GardenLine, WXTK-FM radio, Cape Cod, MA.

October 5, 2019 - "Thoughts on Invasives, Plant Conservation—and Connection, with Michael Piantedosi," Margaret Roach,

September 23, 2019 - "Scientists Working to Save New England's Endangered Native Plants, One Seed at a Time," Barbara Cariddi, Maine Public Radio

September 9, 2019 - "Fall Gardening a Time to Think Holistically," Heather Goldstone and Elsa Partan, Living Lab Radio

August 29, 2019 - "Piantedosi Is New Director of Conservation . . .," Cesareo Contreras, Metro West Daily News

August 8, 2019 - "Building the Buzz: Pollinate New England as a Model for Regional Engagement," Courtney Allen, Public Garden

August 1, 2019 - "Reading the Landscape with Courtney Allen, Native Plant Trust," Cultivating Place, North State Public Radio (CA)

June 30, 2019 - "Bee Good to the Pollinators," Tom Atwell, Portland Press Herald

June 28, 2019 - "Ask Sam: Why Is There so Much Pollen This Year?" Sam Evans-Brown, New Hampshire Public Radio

June 1, 2019 - Margaret Roach chats with Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer about choosing native plants for the garden, in "A Way to Garden," her website and podcast.

May-June 2019 - "Botanical Bounty: Delving into New England's Springtime Flora," Nell Porter Brown, Harvard Magazine 

April 7, 2019 - "Learn to Save Native Plants at Symposium," Tom Atwell, Portland Press Herald

April 6, 2019 - "Garden Line with C. L. Fornari," WXTK Radio, Cape Cod, MA

April 4, 2019 - Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer talks with Lucy Nalpathanchil, host of Where We Live on WNPR Connecticut. The interview with Lorimer takes place at minute 40:16 of the program.

Archived Stories

September 11, 2018 - "New England Wild Flower Society Brings Pollinator Garden to Keene State,"

July 30, 2018 - "Gardening 101: Lupine," Michelle Slatalla,

July 23, 2018 - "Defining 'Native' and Choosing Garden-worthy Native Plants, with Dan Jaffe," Margaret Roach,

July 19, 2018 - "Cultivating Place: New England Wild Flower Society," Jennifer Jewell and Sarah Bohannon, North State Public Radio (Chico, California)

July 15, 2018 - "Does Your Garden Have a Mulch Problem?" Tom Atwell, Portland Press Herald

June 1, 2018 - "Everything You Need to Know about North American Native Orchids," Justine Hand,

May 15, 2018 - "Nasami Farm: A New England Mecca for Native Plant Lovers," Justine Hand,

March 8, 2018 - "Native Plants for New England—and Beyond," Carol Collins, Fine Gardening

April 19, 2018 - "Mayflowers, Preserving Our Native Plants and a New Book Arrives Just in Time," Matt Mattus,

April 9, 2018 - "Wild Flower Society: 10 -Outside-the-box Native Plants," Justine Hand,

March 2, 2018 - "With Native Plants, You Can 'Grow Local,'" Nancy Shohet West, Boston Globe

February 22, 2018 - "Native Plants: New England's Tested Survivors," N.B.,, Boston Globe (print edition)

February 10, 2018 - "Remembering Two Great Plantswomen: Ruth Bancroft and Elizabeth Farnsworth," Margaret Roach, For additional interviews with Senior Research Ecologist Elizabeth Farnsworth on Roach's blog, see entries for September 18, 2017 and May 8, 2017.

October 2, 2017 - "Meet Debbi Edelstein of New England Wild Flower Society in Framingham,"

August 28, 2017 - "Building an 'Ark' for New England's Rare Plants, Seed by Seed," Jill Kaufman, WBUR and New England Public Radio affiliate stations

August 22, 2017 - "Connecticut's Rare Plants at Risk of Vanishing," Gregory Hladky, Hartford Courant

May 20, 2016 - "Checking Up on Native Plants," Living on Earth, Public Radio International

May 6, 2016 - "Trillium Week to Bloom at New England Wild Flower Society," Madeline Bilis, Boston Magazine

Rare Plant Research and Recovery

Our status reports, recovery plans, and Plant Conservation Volunteers brochure

  1. This page contains three documents related to Flora Conservanda, plus recovery plans for 117 of New England's rarest plants. Open the appropriately titled green box to view and download files. 
  2. "State of the Plants" technical report 
  3. "State of the Plants" brief report 
  4. Plant Conservation Volunteers brochure 
  5. Guidelines on reintroducing rare species 

International and National Frameworks

Policies and strategies for plant conservation

Climate Change

Assessments, reports, and guidance for conservation strategies

  1. Fourth National Climate Assessment, Vol. II (2018), Chapter 18: Northeast
  2. United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (2018)
  3. Open Space Institute Climate Guide (for land trusts)

Ecological Gardening

Tip and fact sheets, ecoregion maps, garden plant finder, plants we sell