Native Plant Trust

Resources + Press

The Tools and Data You Seek

Check here for research documents, policies, tip sheets, and more

Most of this information appears elsewhere throughout our website, but we've gathered it here for ready reference. You can download most of the documents directly from this page. In some cases, a link will take you to another page on the site to find what you're looking for.


Media contacts, news releases, published stories

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Our Media Contacts

Executive Director Debbi Edelstein:
Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer:
Director of Public Programs Courtney Allen:

For images or permission to use images:

Visual resources and Go Botany:

Native Plant Trust in the News 

Stories this month

April 4, 2019 - Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer talks about native garden plants with Lucy Nalpathanchil, host of Where We Live on WNPR Connecticut: The interview with Lorimer takes place at minute 40:16 of the program.

Archived stories

July 23, 2018 - "Defining 'Native' and Choosing Garden-worthy Native Plants, with Dan Jaffe," Margaret Roach,

July 15, 2018 - "Does Your Garden Have a Mulch Problem?" Tom Atwell, Portland Press Herald

May 15, 2018 - "Nasami Farm: A New England Mecca for Native Plant Lovers," Justine Hand,

February 10, 2018 - "Remembering Two Great Plantswomen: Ruth Bancroft and Elizabeth Farnsworth," Margaret Roach, For additional interviews with Senior Research Ecologist Elizabeth Farnsworth on Roach's blog, see entries for September 18, 2017 and May 8, 2017.

August 28, 2017 - "Building an 'Ark' for New England's Rare Plants, Seed by Seed," Jill Kaufman, WBUR and New England Public Radio affiliate stations. 

August 22, 2017 - "Connecticut's Rare Plants at Risk of Vanishing," Gregory Hladky, Hartford Courant

Rare Plant Research and Recovery

Our status reports, recovery plans, Plant Conservation Volunteers

  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. Plant Conservation Volunteers brochure 
  5. Guidelines on reintroducing rare species 

International and National Frameworks

Policies and strategies for plant conservation

Climate Change

Assessments, guidance for conservation strategies, our climate change policy

  1. Fourth National Climate Assessment, Vol. II (2018), Chapter 18: Northeast
  2. United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (2018)
  3. Open Space Institute Climate Guide (for land trusts)
  4. Our climate change policy

Ecological Gardening

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

Public Programs

Programs catalog, school programs guide, transcript forms

1. Current programs catalog (Learn + Grow)

2. Guide to our school programs

3. Transcript forms for certificate programs:

Finances and Governance

Tax records, annual report, strategic plan, and more


For donations, transcripts, classroom rentals, and more