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Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) photographed by Tim Hagan. Copyright 2009.

Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) photographed by Tim Hagan. Copyright 2009. All rights reserved.

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WNPS Educational Resources and Publications

  1. Some WNPS chapters print quarterly or monthly newsletters.
  2. WNPS publishes a quarterly journal, Douglasia. Volume 26, No. 3-4, Summer-Fall 2002 printed a selected, eighteen topics index for Douglasia from Volume 1 (1976) through Volume 26.  This index on available online and updated quarterly.
  3. WNPS has issues available for purchase of past-published scientific Douglasia Occasional Papers:

Vol. 2, 1986. Plant Life of the North Cascades: Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Ridge, Stehekin Valley, and Glacier Peak. $10.00

Vol. 3, 1988. Plant Life of Washington State: Big Beaver Valley and the Kettle Range. $10.00 includes map.

Vol. 5, 1994. Plant Life of Washington Territory: Northern Pacific Railroad Survey, Botanical Report 1853-1861. $10.00 includes map.

Vol. 6 Number 1,1998. Vegetation Studies Funded by the Washington Native Plant Society. $10.00.

Vol. 7 Number 1, 1999. Various Contributions: $10.00.

Vol. 8. 2006. A Centenary Survey of Plant Life in Washington: Retracing the 1892 Collecting Trips of Louis F. Henderson. By Sarah Gage and Sharon Rodman. $10.00


Vol. 9. 2010. Lichens of South Lopez Island, San Juan County, Washington State by Fred Rhoades. $15.00


Essay: A Review of Impacts of Non-native Invasive Species. S. Reichard.

Original: A Biophysical and Floristic Description of the Northern Half of Stevens and Ferry Counties, Washington. J. Wood.

Original: Characteristics and Dispersal of Cypripedium fasciculatum (Orchidaceae) Seeds. R.J. Harrod and R.L. Everett.

Original: Brittle Prickly-Pear Cactus (Opuntia fragilis) in the San Juan Islands and Puget Sound Region of Washington State. T. Domico.

Notes: Evaluation of the Impacts of Grazing on Vernal Pool Plant Community Structure. W. Brown.

Notes: Unsuccessful Pollination Experiments with Hackelia venusta. R.J. Harrod.

Notes: Evaluation of the Conservation Status and Effects of Rock Climbing on Silene seelyi. D. Malkin.

Notes: Icicle Road Volunteer Handpull Knapweed Report. D. Knecht and J. Frazee.

  1. WNPS Central Puget Sound Chapter in Seattle has slide shows, curriculum aides, and other resources to loan out in the greater Seattle area.

Other Resources


Natural Science Illustration - University of Washington Certificate Program

Curriculum Aides

Celebrating Wildflowers – An Educator’s Guide to the appreciation and Conservation of Native Plants of Washington, a joint venture curriculum guide published in 1996 by North Cascades Institute, 2105 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284. Excellent information, activities, and extensive references.

North Cascades Institute

Washington Native Plant Society, Seattle office has three identical K-12 Curriculum Kits that focus on native plant identification and ethnobotany. Included are a slide show for each focus, a video of bio-regions in the state, flash cards, the Celebrating Wildflowers guide, miniature replicas of a cedar canoe and basket, assorted other references and catalogs. The kits may be borrowed for up to one month to a school or other educational organization.

Environmental Educators

Botanical Resources - Washington Native Plant Society

Islandwood Environmental Educational Center on Bainbridge Island.

Environmental Outreach and Stewardship (EOS) Alliance, Seattle. “Promoting Environmental Stewardship Through Education”.

Olympic Field Seminars from Olympic Park Institute, Port Angeles. May through November, usually. “Connecting People to the Natural World”.

U.S.F.S. Celebrating Wildflowers Website


Harvard University Herbaria

Missouri Botanical Gardens Herbarium

Oregon State University Herbarium

Rocky Mountain Herbarium

United States National Herbarium

University of British Columbia Herbarium

University of California Herbarium and the Jepson Herbarium

University of Washington Herbarium

Washington State University Marion Ownbey Herbarium

Other herbaria


Audubon Society

Butterfly Societies

Master Gardener Programs WSU-Cooperative Extension

The Mountaineers

Puget Sound Mycological Society, Seattle (mushrooms)

References and Libraries

The Elisabeth C. Miller Horticultural Library, University of Washington

The Plant Answer Line at Elisabeth C. Miller Horticultural Library

Universities and Community Colleges with Horticulture/Environmental Programs

Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, WA

Lake Washington Vocational Technical College, Kirkland, WA

South Seattle Community College, West Seattle, WA




Updated: August 15, 2016
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