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Some of these resources appear elsewhere on our website, but we've gathered them here for ready reference.

Press

Media contacts, news releases, published stories

Native Plant Trust in the News 

Our Media Contacts

Executive Director Debbi Edelstein: dedelstein@NativePlantTrust.org

Director of Conservation Michael Piantedosi: mpiantedosi@NativePlantTrust.org

Interim Director of Public Programs Kathryn Acerbo-Bachmann: 508-877-7630 x3302

For images or permission to use images (Visual resources and Go Botany): images@NativePlantTrust.org

Media Releases from Native Plant Trust

October 27, 2022 - Native Plant Trust Announces Need for Seed: A Strategy for the Northeast, a Free, Live-virtual Symposium

October 27, 2022 - Native Plant Trust Announces Fall/Winter Programs Registration Open Now

October 26, 2022 - Native Plant Trust Hires Director of Public Programs, Bess Paupeck

October 4, 2022 - Native Plant Trust to screen documentary Mardi & the Whites

May 10, 2022 - Native Plant Trust and Timber Press announce new book on native plants: The Northeast Native Plant Primer-235 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden

April 27, 2022 - Native Plant Trust Announces seventh annual Trillium Week, May 9-15, 2022; Registration for Twilight Trilliums After-hours Even Open Now

April 12, 2022 - Native Plant Trust Announces Garden in the Woods Opening Date, Registration Open for Spring-Summer Public Programs

February 3, 2022 - Botanists from across the Globe Share Life-changing Experiences in the World of Plants in Botany Story Slam

October 21, 2021 - Native Plant Trust Announces Open Call for Storyteller Submissions for Annual Botany Story Slam

September 28, 2021 - Native Plant Trust Announces Climate Resilience Symposium, Examining Future of Plant Life, Online October 29 

September 9, 2021 - Native Plant Trust, the nation’s first plant conservation organization, offers 100 Programs for Fall 2021/Winter 2022, including new programs on climate resilience, environmental ethics, multicultural plant perspectives

July 20, 2021 - Live Virtual Author Series Features Outstanding New Publications by Plant, Garden, and Landscape Specialists

June 22, 2021 - Native Plant Trust and The Nature Conservancy Release New Report Mapping Lands to Save Plant Diversity as the Climate Changes

June 14, 2021 - Native Plant Trust Celebrates National Pollinator Week June 21–27, Offers Resources to Support Pollinator Efforts across New England

April 20, 2021 - Trillium Week Blooms at Garden in the Woods, Programs Highlight Trillium Collection

March 26, 2021 - Native Plant Trust Reopens Garden in the Woods to the Public with Timed Ticketing, Offers Spring Gardening Programs

March 12, 2021 - Native Plant Trust Announces Native Plants and the Future of Public Spaces Symposium, Examining the Factors Driving Change in Public Landscapes, Role of Native Plants, Online April 9

February 22, 2021 - Native Plant Trust Opens Registration for 100 Programs for Spring/Summer 2021

February 4, 2021 - Botany Story Slam; Scientists, Authors, Botanists from New England and Beyond Share Unusual Encounters in the World of Plants in Live (Virtual) Event; Audience to Vote for the Best Tale

Recent Stories & Podcasts

October 31, 2022 - "An eco-based fall cleanup, with Native Plant Trust's Uli Lorimer," podcast with Margaret Roach, awaytogarden.com

October 26, 2022 - "Across New England, a Group Is Working to Find—and Save—Native Plants," WBUR-FM, Boston 

October 17, 2022 - "Across New England, a Group Is Working to Find—and Save—Native Plants," Connecticut Public Radio

October 6, 2022 - "Proportionality: The Northeast Native Plant Primer, with Uli Lorimer," Cultivating Place, NSPR

September 12, 2022 - "Consider This: Want to Help the Planet? It Might Be Time to Rethink Your Lawn," WBUR-FM 

August 22, 2022 - "Want to Help the Planet? Rethink Your Lawn," WBUR-FM

July 6, 2022 - "Planting 1,000 Wildflowers to Restore a Biodiversity Hotspot on Martha's Vineyard," WBUR-FM

June 14, 2022 - Review: The Northeast Native Plant Primer, Ecological Landscape Alliance/Resources

May 25, 2022 - "Perennial Favorites: Native Wildflowers that Will Attract Pollinators and Praise," Boston Globe

May 16, 2022 - "Eastern Native Annuals with Uli Lorimer," podcast with Margaret Roach, awaytogarden.com

May 1, 2022 - "A New Book Helps Gardeners Choose Plants that Benefit Wildlife, and by Extension, Us," Portland (ME) Press Herald

February 17, 2022 - "Biodiversity Matters II: Conserving Plant Diversity," Cultivating Place, North Country Public Radio

October 22, 2021 - "River Photos, Climate Change, Witch Trials," Boston Globe

August 11, 2021 - "Your Garden May Be Pretty, but Is It Ecologically Sound?" New York Times

August 2, 2021 - "Native Ferns and How to Propagate Them, with Uli Lorimer," podcast with Margaret Roach, awaytogarden.com 

July 26, 2021 - "Native Plant Trust at Garden in the Woods, Framingham - Local Interview: Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer," MassRealty.com

July 23, 2021 - "A Faraway Adventure (Yet So Close to Home)," Boston Globe

July 15, 2021  - "An Appeal for Climate-resilient Action," University of New Hampshire Extension Service blog

July 8, 2021 - "Native Plants: What Role Native Plants Play in the Health of Maine's Environment," - Maine Public Radio

July 6, 2021 - "Plant Diversity and Land Conservation Have Close Link: New Report," Highsted (Redding, CT) blog 

June 28, 2021 - "There's Climate and Then There's Microclimate," Concord (NH) Monitor

June 25, 2021 - "New England Faces Urgent Need to Conserve Land for Plant Diversity: Report," CAI, Local NPR for the Cape, Coast & Islands NPR

June 23, 2921 - "Environmentalists Push for Preservation of Millions More Acres to Protect Plant Diversity," WSHU, Connecticut Public Broadcasting

June 23, 2021 - "Pollinator Week Highlights Ways to Landscape for Wildlife," CAI, Local NPR for the Cape, Coast & Islands 

June 22, 2021 - "To Protect Plant Diversity, Mass. Should Target 'Climate Resilient' Habitats," WBUR-FM

June 22, 2021 - "To Protect New England Wildlife, Groups Call For Putting 2.3M Acres Into Conservation," Maine Public Radio

June 3, 2021 - "The Prettiest Gardens to Visit in Boston and Beyond in Spring, Summer, and Fall," Boston Magazine

May 28, 2021 - "The Fairytale Road Trip That’ll Lead You to Some of Massachusetts’ Most Magical Places," onlyinyourstate.com

May 14, 2021 - Local Hero Spotlight: "Native Plant Trust's Nasami Farm with Nursery Manager Alexis Doshas," WRSI-FM 

April 30, 2021 - "Trillium Time, with Native Plant Trust's Uli Lorimer," Margaret Roach, awaytogarden.com

April 27, 2021 - "Relax, Rejuvenate: 7 Massachusetts Gardens Worth a Walk," MetroWest Daily News

Rare Plant Research and Recovery

Our status reports, recovery plans, and Plant Conservation Volunteers brochure

  1. This page contains three documents related to Flora Conservanda, plus recovery plans for 117 of New England's rarest plants. Open the appropriately titled green box to view and download files. 
  2. "State of the Plants" technical report 
  3. "State of the Plants" brief report 
  4. Guidelines on reintroducing rare species 

International and National Frameworks

Policies and strategies for plant conservation

Climate Change

Assessments, reports, and guidance for conservation strategies

  1. State of the World's Trees report, Botanic Gardens Conservation International (2021)
  2. Conserving Plant Diversity report, Native Plant Trust and The Nature Conservancy (2021)
  3. "Saving Plants as the Climate Changes," summary of Conserving Plant Diversity, excerpted from Native Plant News (Fall/Winter 2021).
  4. United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report (2022)
  5. Fourth National Climate Assessment, Vol. II (2018), Chapter 18: Northeast
  6. United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (2018)
  7. Open Space Institute Climate Guide (for land trusts)

Ecological Gardening

Tip and fact sheets, ecoregion maps, garden plant finder, plants we sell