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The Watershed Nursery

October 10, 2017 by ellenweis

The Watershed Nursery is a local business in Richmond, CA specializing in growing California native plants.

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The “Ivory-Billed Woodpecker of Rare Wildflowers” is Now An Unlikely Symbol of Success in an Era of Extinction

June 28, 2017 by David Rains Wallace

The Mount Diablo Buckwheat disappeared in the 1930s. It was thought to be extinct. A single population was rediscovered in 2005. And then last year botanists found a new population numbering in the millions. How has this rarest of rare plants survived?

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Native Plant Nurseries Get Ahead of Dangerous Pathogens

June 29, 2015 by Alison Hawkes

Perhaps the biggest contribution to the fight against phytophthora has been a call to action in the restoration nursery trade.

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Pro: Public Lands Need Cattle to Meet Conservation Goals

May 08, 2015 by Sheila Barry

A livestock advisor who promotes biodiversity on grazing lands explains why cattle can be beneficial to conservation.


Creating a Drought-Resilient Garden with California Natives

February 27, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Over five years ago, Nalani and Anna Heath-Delaney, ditched their water guzzling lawn and planted a colorful and diverse native plant garden. They have since saved water, provided habitat for local species and created a native plant sanctuary. With the current drought, now is the perfect time to consider transitioning your garden and "going native."

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California buckeyes know what to do in summer dry spell — hibernate

July 08, 2013 by Constance Taylor

What does a California buckeye know that many imported plants around here don't? Duh, you don't go full steam in the hot, dry summer.

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Leaves of Three: The Rash Success of Poison Oak

June 30, 2013 by Joe Eaton and Ron Sullivan

Poison oak is one native plant people love to hate. But it does have a good side, feeding birds and other wildlife. For people, the best thing is to learn to recognize it, and step aside.


UC Sant Cruz Arboretum

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A botanic garden on the campus of UC Santa Cruz.

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Planet Horticulture

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Landscape design firm specializing in native plant gardens.

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Native Here Nursery

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Native Here Nursery, a project of the East Bay chapter of the California Native Plant Society, is a nonprofit native plant nursery growing an extensive collection of plants native to Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The nursery serves landscape and restoration professionals as well as backyard gardeners, and proceeds from sales support conservation work and other activities of the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Native Here is located in Tilden Regional Park in the Berkeley hills, across from the entrance to the Tilden Park Golf Course. Check our website for catalog, hours, and directions.

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