Welcome to NPSOregon.org!
- Whether you're a first-timer or a regular visitor to our website, we hope you find what you need. If it's not here, or you have a suggestion for improvement or a problem report, .
Enjoying Oregon's native flora
- Oregon has over 3600 species of native plants. Large or small, abundant or rare, each is unique and special.
Student of the flora! (N. Jensen)
- Ecoregions ranging from coastal sand dunes and mountain forest to prairie grasslands and alpine lava fields provide a myriad of habitats for these plants.
- Local chapters hold meetings, field trips, and plant shows and sales for members and non-members alike, making available the knowledge and wonder of our native plants to everyone.
Conservation & preservation
- Over 450 of our native plant species are listed as threatened or endangered by the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center.
- Native plants provide food and support for wildlife that introduced plants cannot.
- Conserving and preserving species and habitat for all native species, but especially those in danger, is a priority for NPSO.
Study and education
- NPSO, both at the state level and through individual chapters, provides support for research about native plants.
- Classes providing information about native plants are given by local chapters.
- The NPSO Bulletin and our journal, Kalmiopsis, provide timely and in-depth coverage of issues relating to native plants.