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General References

Forest Steward Field Guide

Starflower Resources


2014 Curriculum and Training Plant List

2014 Class Schedule

2013 Training Plant List


Native Plant Stewardship Resources

The Puget Sound Landscape/Washington State Vegetation
Geologic Map of Washington

A Geomorphic Classification of Puget Sound Nearshore Landforms
Geology of Washington - Puget Lowland

Ecoregions in Washington // LandScope America

Plant Morphology and Terminology

Glossary of Plant Morphology


Use of Keys for Native Plant ID
Understanding the Flora of the Pacific NW_Hitchcock Key
Page Index to Plant Families_Flora of the Pacific NW
Key for Identifying Northwest Trees
Winter Twig Identification

Tips for Plant Family Identification


Plants to Know: Native Plant Sources and Lists

Native Plant Seed Sources
Landscape Professionals

Landscaping with Native Plants

Native Plants for Western Washington Gardens and Restoration Sites

Rare Plants of Washington
Washington Natural Heritage Program
Vascular Plants Tracked by the Washington Natural Heritage Program

Western Washington Ecosystems

Ecosystems of Washington
Oak Woodlands and Prairies
The Tacoma Prairies
Vegetation of Pacific NW Shorelines

Watersheds and Water Quality

What's A Watershed
Puget Sound Characterization

Watersheds, Rivers and Streams

Critical Areas: Restoration and Enhancement in King County
Algae and water quality
The secret life of lakes
We All Live Downstream

Urban Forest Ecosystems

About Washington's Forests

A Summary of Forest Succession in the Pacific Northwest

Ecosystem Succession: Disturbance and Recovery

Backyard Forestry in Western Washington

Shades of Green: Measuring the Value of Urban Forests in the Housing Market

Assigning Monetary Value to Urban and Rural Forests

Seattle's Forest Ecosystem Values

Seattle Urban Forest Management Plan--2007

eLearn Urban Forestry -- Introduction to Urban Forest Management

WSU Forest Stewardship -- Learning Modules for NW Forest Owners

Urban Forests and Climate Change

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Urban Forests


Wetlands and Critical Areas

Wetland Delineation

Regulation Overview

Common Native Wetland Plants of the Puget Sound Lowlands

Classification of Wetlands and Habitats

Wetland Functions and Values

Streams, Lakes and Riparian Ecosystems

Marine Riparian Vegetation Communities of Puget Sound

Blueprint for a Lake Friendly Landscape
The Value of Riparian Vegetation

Streamside Planting Guide for Western Washington

Critical Areas Ordinance Users Manual
Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control

Low Impact Development
Integrated Management Practices

Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington Homeowners

Restoration: Restoring Ecological Function

SER Ecological Restoration Primer

Key Terms Related to Ecosystem Restoration

Restoration by Design

Embracing the Role of Choice in Ecological Restoration

Small Habitat Restoration in King County

Tools for Trail Work (and Restoration) from American Trails



Project Management Plans

Project Management Plan Outline

East Duwamish GS Site Restoration Plan

2010 Ilahee Trail Restoration Project Plan

Introduction to Using Native Plants in Restoration

Restoration Site Assessment

Site Assessment for Ecological Restoration

Estimating Distances by Pacing

Pacific Northwest Soils

Soils of Puget Basin

Get to Know Your Soils

Soils and Forest Stewardship

Soil Monitoring Protocols

Invasive Plants and Noxious Weeds

Biology Ecology and Management of Invasive Plants

A Method for Evaluating Plant Invasiveness

King County Weed Photo Index

Weed Lists and Laws_King County Noxious Weed Control Program

Invasive Plant Removal (video)

Installing and Caring for Native Plants

Ecological Considerations in Species Selection

Go Native

Native Plants and Installation (video)

Create Your Own Native Plant Landscape

Selected List of NW Native Plants


Plant Propagation and Salvage

GSP Live Stake Resources and References

NW Native Plant Guide - Dividing Plants

NW Native Plant Guide - Hardwood Cuttings

Technical Notes_PNW Native Shrub Cuttings

NW Native Plant Guide - Layering

NW Native Plant Guide - Root Cuttings

NW Native Plant Guide - Transplanting Suckers

NW Native Plant Guide_Growing from Seed

Procedures for Native Seed Collecting

Seedling and Sapling Protection

Live stakes for restoration plantings

NW Native Plant Guide - Ethics

WNPS Collection and Sale of Native Plants Policy

NW Native Plant Guide - Plant Salvaging

Appropriate Native Plants for Salvaging

Help salvage native plants King County Washington

Planting for Wildlife

Landscape Design for Wildlife _ Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Pacific Lowland Forest Plants for Pollinators

Planting Natives for Wildlife

Birds Plants

Hummingbirds and How to Attract Them _ WDFW

Butterflies and How to Attract Them _ WDFW

Butterfly Food Plants

Natives that Provide Seeds and Berries

Natives that Provide Shelter


Ethnobotany Resources


Urban Forest Inventories and Monitoring

Monitoring Field Guide -- Green Seattle Partnership

Vegetation Plot Monitoring (video)

What is I-Tree

Volunteer-Based Urban Forest Inventory and Monitoring Programs


Volunteer Leadership and Outreach

Environmental Interpretation:A Practical Guide

Managing Volunteer Events (video)

Keeping Volunteers A GFebru

February 12, 2014.
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Updated: June 10, 2016
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