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Society for Ecological Restoration
The Society of Ecological Restoration is a non-profit organization comprised of scientists, ecological consultants, planners, landscape architects, volunteers, activists, writers, philosophers, and teachers. The society serves as a source of expertise on ecological restoration. Although the SER does not engage in its own restoration, it strives “to promote ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.” The organization achieves this by promoting a conversation between scientists and promoting public awareness and support of restoration efforts.

Center for Land Based Learning
A non-profit organization dedicated to engaging youth in learning
experiences on the land that foster respect for the critical interplay
of agriculture, nature and society. Works with High School students to
restore farms and open spaces in the Central Valley of California.

Central Coast Wilds
This organization is “dedicated to restoring ecological structure and function to degraded ecosystems, creating and enhancing wildlife habitat, and the conservation of local genetic resources through native plant revegetation.” The website provides useful information on ecological consulting, ecological restoration, ecological landscaping, and ecological agriculture.

San Dieguito Lagoon Wetland Restoration Project
Restoration in Southern California-has video explaining the project and benefits it will bring. Links to many other restoration projects in the area for case studies.

Native Plant Network
A database for native plant propagation, and other information specific
To growing and maintaining native plants of North America.

California Gardens
Ideas for home gardeners on landscaping with California native plants.

Cornflower Farms
Cornflower Farms’ philosophy is: “Grow what everyone else will not or can not grow”. Plant markets include California Natives, water wise plants, perennials, general ornamentals and grasses for the nursery and landscape trades, and Restoration and revegetation plant materials (trees, shrubs, grasses, wetland species, etc.) for most of the major plant communities in California, including site-specific collection and nursery services (seed cleaning, storage, stratification and computer tracking).

Las Pilitas
The Wildlife Garden – A list of things to do to attract wildlife to a garden

Native Plant conditions checklist – These are the first questions to ask before going into a native plant nursery.


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