Below you'll find hundreds of links to articles, databases, and websites on everything there is to know about New Jersey's native plants, as well as our archive of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey newsletters. All materials are FREE and accessible for download.

Conservation Links

Development and problems stemming from invasive species are foremost in the minds of native plant enthusiasts. Conservation is critical to survival of New Jersey's Native plants. Check out the links below to find out more.

Below are a variety of articles and links to sites offering diverse and valuable information on native plants.

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Audubon At Home
Bob Pickett's Trail and Field Notes
Center for Plant Conservation
Center for Urban Restoration Ecology
Cook College - Rutgers - Cooperative Extension
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Ecological Landscaping Association
National Wildlife Federation
Invasive and Exotic Species of North America
Invasive Plant Council of New York State
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council
National Park Service
Native Plants Journal and Network
Native Plant Conservation Campaign
Native Plant Network - Propagation Information
New Jersey Audubon Society
New Jersey Conservation Foundation
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
New Jersey Environmental Federation
New Jersey Natural Heritage Program
New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association
New York Metropolitan Flora Project
Pennsylvania Flora Project
Plant Conservation Alliance
Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas
Questions on Plants
South Jersey Resource Conservation and Development Council
The Nature Conservancy
Trust for Public Land
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, New Jersey Field Office
Washington Area Butterfly Club - Butterfly Gardening
Wetlands Institute

Conservation Articles

Development and problems stemming from invasive species are foremost in the minds of native plant enthusiasts. Conservation is critical to survival of New Jersey's Native plants. Check out the links below to find out more.

Gardening with Water Quality in Mind
Cheesequake State Park by James H. Faczak (7/15/02)
Collecting Wildflower Seeds by Betty Knorr (7/15/02)
Island Beach State Park
Rancocas Watershed Study by Jane Nogaki (3/05/03)
Salt Marshes
Value of Native Plants for Ecological Restoration
What's Wrong With My Lake? by Cristen Taylor
An Overview of Nonindigenous Species in New Jersey
A Quick Guide to Prairie Establishment
Pond Planting for Habitat and the Pond Edge by William Young
Myxomycetes - Overlooked Native Plants by Hubert Ling, Ph.D.

The Pine Barrens

The pine barrens of New Jersey are an invaluable resource for native plants and contain many fascinating, one-of-kind habitats. Discover all about this unique set of ecosystems by clicking the links below.

Guide to New Jersey Pinelands
Michael Hogan Photography
New Jersey Pine Barrens
New Jersey Pinelands Commission
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Plants of the New Jersey Pine Barrens
Plants of the New Jersey Pinelands
Rutgers University Pinelands Field Station
Whitesbog Preservation Trust
Wild and Scenic Maurice River

Recommended Reading

Anderson, K.H. and Collins, B.R. 1994. Plant Communities of New Jersey: A Study of Landscape Diversity. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ.

Craig, R.M. 1984. Plants for Coastal Dunes of the Gulf and South Atlantic Coasts and Puerto Rico. Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 460, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service.

Save Time and Money and Have a Greener, Healthier Yard! Use environmentally beneficial landscaping - with GreenScapes. GreenScapes by Steven J. Donohue, 2009

"Invaders," 1998. New England Wild Flower, Vol. 2, No. 3.

Natural Resources Group. 1993. Native Species Planting Guide for New York City and Vicinity. City of New York, Parks & Recreation, New York, NY.

Smith, A.E., Craven, S.R. and Curtis, P.D. 1999.Managing Canada Geese in Urban Environments: A Technical Guide. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ithaca, NY.

Special Animals of New Jersey. 1992. Office of Natural Lands Management, Division of Parks and Forestry, Department of Environmental Protection and Energy, Trenton, NJ.

Landscaping Education for Homeowners Packet

Freehold Soil Conservation District has recently updated this packet and is offering it free to the public

The packet is a guide to conservation landscaping practices that provide positive contributions to water quality and wildlife habitats.

The packet includes 10 fact sheets on a variety of topics including: water quality protection, soil testing, native plants, water conservation, benefits of trees, non-toxic landscaping solutions, stream protection and more.

The packet can be ordered by calling Karen Rowe at the Freehold District at 732-682-8500, by fax at 732-683-9140 or by email at

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