Network of organizations

New England

Northern New England Pollinator Habitat Working Group​

Wild Ones

Guided by the philosophy of Lorrie Otto . . .

“If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets, or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar.”

Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities and around the country to using native plants.

The Meadow Project

The Meadow Project’s mission is to educate and raise awareness about sustainable, native, healthy, easy and affordable land care practices that support wildlife and human life.


Connecticut Audubon Society

Our mission is to conserve Connecticut’s environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the
state’s bird populations and their habitats.


National Audubon Society - Audubon Connecticut

Audubon Connecticut's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and
their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity

Audubon Connecticut information sheets: 

Simple Steps to Create a Native Plant Garden in Your Yard

Local Plants and the Birds They Attract

Local Plant List

Local Native Plant Resources

Connecticut Botanical Society​

The Connecticut College Arboretum

The Connecticut College Arboretum provides a welcome connection with the natural world, offering
opportunities for teaching, research, conservation, recreation and public education. The 30 acre Native
Plant Collection features over 300 species and varieties of trees, shrubs and vines native to Eastern North
America. The Arboretum is open to the public seven days a week from dawn to dusk.



​Dedicated to conserving New England’s natural landscapes


Hudson to Housatonic Conservation Initiative (H2H)


Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Maine Master Naturalist Program

Wild Seed Project


Grow Native Massachusetts

Mass Audubon

Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC)

MACC protects Massachusetts natural resources by supporting Conservation Commissions through
education and advocacy

New England Wildflower Society

New Hampshire

Ecological Landscape Alliance

Advocating for responsible stewardship of land and natural resources in landscaping and horticultural

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society

The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society, Inc., is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the
preservation and protection of Rhode Island’s native plants and their habitats.

RIWPS provide opportunities to study and enjoy them, encourage and offer guidance in their cultivation
and use, educate the public on their ecological and aesthetic values, and support land preservation and
practices fostering their natural communities.

Rhode Island Natural History Survey Rhody Native™ Initiative​


(Pictures by Graham Gardner)

Mission:  To preserve the biodiversity of Rhode Island’s native plant communities, wildlife, and pollinators,
by facilitating the state’s capacity to produce genetically native plants. Rhody Native™ celebrates Rhode
Island’s local identity

Long Island

Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI)