An introductory guide to the benefits of incorporating native plants into your landscape
This free workshop features local plant and natural resource experts and covers:
- Pollinator Gardening
All using native plants, as well as:
- Weed Law
- Weed Identification
- Integrated Weed Management
Specifically tailored to our lands in Chelan County!
Our Native Planting 101 Workshop was held on February 11th, 2017.
Stay tuned for information on next year's workshop!
In the meantime, check out some of the resources below for more information on native planting.
Resources to help get you started:
- Washington Native Plant Society - www.wnps.org
- WTU Herbarium Image Collection: Plants and Lichens of Washington - http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php
- USDA-NRCS Plants Database - www.plants.usda.gov/java
- Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board - www.nwcb.wa.gov
- Chelan County Noxious Weed Control Board - www.co.chelan.wa.us/noxious-weed
- Washington Invasive Species Council - www.invasivespecies.wa.gov
- The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation - www.xerces.org
- Puget Sound Beekeepers Association - www.pugetsoundbees.org
- Natural Resources Conservation Service Insects and Pollinators - www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/plantsanimals/pollinate
- National Wildlife Federation “Garden for Wildlife” - www.nwf.org/Garden-For-Wildlife.aspx
- Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides - www.pesticide.org/pests_and_alternatives
- US Forest Service Gardening for Pollinators - www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/gardening.shtml
- “Plants for Pollinators in the Inland Northwest” - USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service, Biology Technical Note No. 24
- “Fire Resistant Plants for Home Landscapes: Selecting plants that may reduce your risk from wildfire” - Pacific Northwest Extension, Publication 590
- “Landscaping with Native Plants in the Inland Northwest” - Washington State University Extension
- “Basic Bee Biology and Identification” - Presented by Eric Mader, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, July 7, 2011. Courtesy of Amy Hendershot, NRCS
- “Pocket Guide to Identifying the Western Bumble Bee Bombus occidentalis” - Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
“Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the:”
- Pollinator Partnership and North American Pollinator Protection Campaign Pollinator planting guides for every eco-region in the continental U.S.! If you live outside Chelan County, find the right guide for your area at http://www.pollinator.org/guides.htm.
- “Oregon and Washington Guide for Conservation Seedings and Plantings.” USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
- "Xeriscaping & Native Plants" from WSU Extension