Here are links to some regional and national organizations and agencies, as well as a few articles, that may be of help as you create and enjoy your Pacific Northwest garden …

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

“Attract Reptiles and Amphibians to Your Yard”

Backyard Habitat Certification Program (Portland area)

Biodiversity of the Central Coast (BC)

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

BugGuide (Identification, images, and information)

Cascadia Prairie Oak Partnership

Cavity Conservation Initiative

Center for Natural Lands Management

“Create a Garden Pond for Wildlife”

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

“Ecological Systems of Washington State: A Guide to Identification” (Washington State DNR)

Eco-regions in Washington

Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Tea

Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society

Habitat at Home Program (Washington)

Historical Vegetation of the Willamette Valley, Oregon, Circa 1850

How to Attract Bats to Your Yard

Institute for Applied Ecology

King County’s “King County Noxious Weed List”

Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seeds

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center

“Introduction to Bryophytes” (mosses, hornworts and liverworts)

Invasive species: How to Identify, remove, etc.

“Lepidoptera of the Pacific Northwest: Caterpillars and Adults”

Macaulay Library (largest archive of wildlife sounds and video)

Native Plant Society of British Columbia

Native Plant Society of Oregon

Native Seed Network

NatureServe Explorer

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides

Oregon Conservation Strategy: Eco-regions

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

“Planting Native Oak in the Pacific Northwest”

“Portland Plant List”

RATS (Raptors Are the Solution)


Spider Myths

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s “Plants Database”

Washington Butterfly Association

Washington Native Plant Society

Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation