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Links to Sites about Native Plants and Related Topics

Mainspring Conservation Trust (formerly called the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee) is dedicated to conserving the rural lands, forests, and waters of the upper Little Tennessee Valley. It works in partnership with private landowners, public agencies, and others to conserve land, insuring that the natural beauty, ecological integrity and rural character of western North Carolina are preserved for generations to come.

The North Carolina Native Plant Society promotes enjoyment and conservation of native plants and their habitats through education, protection, and propagation.

The Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere (SAMAB) Program is a public/private partnership that focuses its attention on the Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve. The program encourages the utilization of ecosystem and adaptive management principles, and SAMAB's vision is to foster a harmonious relationship between people and the Southern Appalachian environment. It encourages community-based solutions to critical regional issues through cooperation among partners, information gathering and sharing, integrated assessments, and demonstration projects. Through its Cultural Resources focus area, SAMAB raises awareness of the importance of cultural resources in the Southern Appalachians, promotes and fosters conservation, preservation, interpretation and research of cultural resources, and facilitates information exchange and dialogue between landowners/managers and communities/affected populations.

The University of Michigan at Dearborn maintains a searchable Native American ethnobotany database of dyes, fibers, foods and medicines that Native American peoples have derived from plants.

The web site of the University of North Carolina Herbarium include maps of southern flora and a searchable database of more than 44,000 specimens.

EBCI Cooperative Extension Office

Hiawassee River Watershed Coalition

NC Arboretum

Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River