- Interesting Sources
- Range Management
- Endangered Species
- Directories of Internet Sites on Plants, Forestry, and Range Management
- U.S. Federal Agencies
This is an important bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature, and is produced by the National Agricultural Library, USDA. Includes material whose full text is available online in the National Agricultural Library Digital Collections
Atlas of the Flora of New England
Supported by the Harvard University Herbaria.
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Ten major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions have joined to form the Biodiversity Heritage Library Project. The group is developing a strategy and operational plan to digitize the published literature of biodiversity held in their respective collections.
Botanicus Digital Library
Freely accessible digitized historic botanical literature from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library. The Library has been digitizing its materials since 1995, focusing primarily on beautifully illustrated volumes from its rare book collection.
Carnivorous Plant Database
Provides information on over three thousand carnivorous plant species.
Checklist of Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps
Compiled by Claire Englander and Philip Hoehn of the University of California, Berkeley, Library.
Provides access to leading botany, plant biology and science journals.
Ecology and Society
An electronic, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current research.
Fact Sheets and Plant Guides
Produced by the the National Plant Data Center and the Plant Materials Program of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Flora of North America
The Flora of North America presents information on the names, taxonomic relationships, continent-wide distributions, and morphological characteristics of all plants native and naturalized found in North America north of Mexico. It will eventually reach 30 volumes and will be available in print and on the Web.
Global Invasive Species Database
This database is managed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN-World Conservation Union. It was developed as part of the global initiative on invasive species led by the Global Invasive Species Programme and is supported through partnerships with the National Biological Information Infrastructure, Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, the University of Auckland and private donations.
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
A research division of Carnegie Mellon University. The web site focuses on botanical art.
ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
A compilation of generic names published for all organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, sponsored by the U.S. National Herbarium, Department of Botany Smithsonian Institution.
The overall objective of Invasive.org is to provide an accessible and easily used archive of high quality images related to invasive and exotic species, with particular emphasis on educational applications.
National Agricultural Library Digital Collections
Provides access to Agriculture Department publications either digitized by NAL or through NAL's partnerships with other institutions.
National Wetland Plant List
A national effort led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to update the North American Digital Flora: National Wetland Plant List (NWPL). The NWPL is used extensively in wetland delineation, wetland restoration and research, and the development of compensatory mitigation goals, as well as in providing general botanical information about wetland plants. It covers all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Caribbean and Pacific islands that are considered to be territories of the U.S.
Updating the NWPL has been a cooperative effort of the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Biota of North America, states, Indian Nations, the academic community, and the scientific portion of the public.
Native Plant Information Network: Image Gallery
Images of wildflowers, from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The center's database Native Plants of North America allows visitors to search for plants by either their common or scientific names, and the advanced search feature allows searches by combinations of fields such as light requirements, size, and bloom characteristics. It also features helpful plant lists like "Bee-friendly Plants" and "Plants for Drought," as well as lists of recommended native plants for nearly every US state and Canadian province. The listings include the scientific names and USDA classification, as well as helpful information for gardeners.
A source for authoritative conservation information on more than fifty thousand plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada.
PlantFacts has merged several digital collections developed at Ohio State University to become an international knowledge bank and multimedia learning center. It includes a concentrated Internet search engine dealing strictly with plants: over thirty-nine thousand pages of information from every land-grant university in the U.S. and several government institutions across Canada.
Plant Information Online
A service of the University of Minnesota Libraries, Plant Information Online is a collection of databases that especially focuses on cultivated plants and plant/seed sources, with contact information for nearly twenty-five hundred seed and nursery firms. It has a large index of plant images and information from some six hundred books and magazines.
Provides standardized information on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories
Indexing the world's known species
A database of phylogenetic information
Find bibliographic citations and links to research in four separate databases: Social Sciences in Forestry; Trail Planning, Construction and Maintenance; Tropical Forest Conservation and Development; and Urban Forestry. Produced by the University of Minnesota Forestry Library.
U.S. Forest Service History
Prepared by the Forest History Society, this site incorporates original documents and photographs, as well as bibliographic references.
RangeBiome: A Public Rangeland Almanac
This is an assemblage of natural resource and environmental links, tools, news, and views for improving the ecological conditions of public rangeland ecosystems.
Produced by the Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC)
Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable
The Roundtable is a venue for communication, discussion and dialogue about developing a national sustainability indicator set and models for rangelands. Participants include private individuals, conservation organizations, land trusts, tribes, state and local governments and corporate and private landowners.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
produced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Species Survival Commission
Endangered Species Related Laws, Regulations and Policies
Collected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Environmental Conservation Online System
A product of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Includes links to lists of all threatened and endangered animals and plants, reclassified species, and delisted species; critical habitats, success stories, information on fish passage, and interactive maps.
Website developed by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Protected Planet is the online public interface for the World Database on Protected Areas, the most comprehensive global database on terrestrial and marine protected areas. Protected Planet allows users to discover the world's protected areas through maps, photos and descriptions.
Digital Library portal for teaching and learning in the biological sciences. A National Science Digital Library pathway, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and funded by the National Science Foundation.
Botany WWW Sites
Sites listed are selected by the University of Florida Herbarium
Forestry AgNIC is a gateway to a wide range of forestry and related information found on the Internet. Use it to search for links to web sites, image collections, lists of publications, documents, databases, and other unique resources.
Invasive Plants Databases
Describes databases available online related to invasive plant species. Provided by the National Invasive Species Information Center of the National Agricultural Library.
Natural Resources Research Information Pages
by Yu-Fai Leung
Virtual Library of Botany
WWW Virtual Library
The nation's oldest nonprofit citizens' conservation organization, its mission today remains helping people improve the environment with trees and forests.
Center for Plant Conservation
The Center coordinates the development and maintenance of the National Collection of Endangered Plants.
New England Forestry Foundation
The foundation encourages and demonstrates responsible management of working forests for the benefit of land owners and the public.
Updated October 2021