Following are links to organizations, academia and symposia relative to native plants and related topics:

American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)
Established in 1883, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) continues to be the industry’s leading advocate for the development, marketing and movement of quality seed and associated products and services throughout the world.

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters.

Atlantic Seed Association (ASA)
The ASA is a regional trade organization comprised of companies that are regularly engaged in the production or buying and selling of agricultural and horticultural seeds or related products. Our members join because they want to become more professional and grow their business.

Bee Culture
The magazine of American beekeeping

The Biota of North America Program
A repository database of information on North American vascular flora

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA)
The world's oldest and largest association devoted to helping members solve the problems caused by erosion and its byproduct-sediment.

New Directions in the American Landscape Symposium
Pennsylvania-based not-for-profit organization that has provided leading edge educational workshops since 1990. NDAL’s forums explore issues and techniques relating to the design, implementation and management of landscapes based on natural models, in a cultural context.

Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA)
The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) is a non-profit trade association, incorporated in the State of Ohio, representing the interests of the state's nursery, garden center and landscape industry. Membership is comprised of nursery stock growers, landscape contractors and maintenance firms, garden centers, arborists and allied suppliers.

Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association (PLNA)
The Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association (PLNA) is the leading trade association representing Pennsylvania's $6.8 billion green industry. Founded in 1904, its member landscape contractors, retail garden centers, wholesale nurseries and greenhouses produce outdoor living environments that improve economic value, air quality, water quality and human health.

Pollinator Partnership
The Pollinator Partnership is a non-profit 501©3 organization-- the largest organization in the world dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems.

Society for Ecological Restoration
The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) is a non-profit organization comprised of individuals and partner organizations from around the world who are actively engaged in the repair and recovery of degraded ecosystems utilizing a broad array of experiences, knowledge sets, and cultural perspectives.

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
NRCS provides America’s farmers and ranchers with financial and technical assistance to voluntarily put conservation on the ground, not only helping the environment, but agricultural operations, too.

Virginia Working Landscapes
A consortium of organizations with a mission to study and promote the sustainable use of Virginia’s landscapes for native biodiversity through ecosystem research, habitat monitoring, and community engagement.

Western Seed Association
In 1899, seedsmen organized a casual meeting in Kansas City, Missouri to discuss industry issues and to facilitate seed business. Over the years the annual meeting became known as the "Western" with seedsmen gathering principally from North America and several foreign countries.

Wildlife Habitat Council
The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) promotes and certifies habitat conservation and management on working lands through partnerships and education.

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
A nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat.

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