TECHNICAL GUIDANCE for WETLANDS RESTORATION
Explanation of the “living shoreline approach” especially written for homeowners with waterfront property.
CENTER FOR COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Guide to project management of wetlands restoration projects
Lafayette Neighborhood Wetlands Stewardship: Project Management Manual, 4th Ed. 2016 (same link as under “what we can do for you”)
NATIVE PLANTS FOR THE CHESAPEAKE BAY REGION
A showcase booklet illustrating the attractive variety of plants native to southeast Virginia.
“Native Plants for Southeast Virginia”
Searchable site containing native plants listed in the comprehensive booklet “Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping – Chesapeake Bay Region” created by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
CHESAPEAKE BAY NATIVE PLANT CENTER
The entire booklet can be downloaded here:
and each chapter can be accessed separately here:
Concise list of “Native Plants for Virginia Conservation, Restoration and Landscaping – Virginia Coastal Plain” can be found here:
VIRGINIA DEPT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION
Excellent comprehensive resource for native plants of North America (not just wildflowers). User can enter specific plant name (common or scientific) to obtain detailed information, with search refinements for numerous characteristics including the type of plant, color and season of bloom, size, soil and light requirements. Provides info on the plants’ wildlife benefits.
Includes a very useful “list of recommended species” for each state (also searchable with further refinements):
Searchable native plant library from the Mount Cuba Center, a botanical garden dedicated to native plants.
MOUNT CUBA CENTER
Searchable site providing details of plants on the “National Wetland Plant List.”
US CORPS OF ENGINEERS
PLANTS OF VIRGINIA
Comprehensive resource of all plants (including non-natives) existing in Virginia. Provides range of plants by Virginia counties.
FLORA OF VIRGINIA
Searchable site with information on trees.
ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION
GENERAL PLANT INFORMATION
Provides searchable, standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
US DEPT OF AGRICULTURE
Searchable site listing over 7,500 plants which are growing or have been grown in The Missouri Botanical Garden, by scientific name, common name and/or selected plant characteristics.
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
Excellent searchable site for plants of all types (native & non-native).
ONLINE PLANT GUIDE