Rogue Native Plant Parntership Blog

Restoration Best Practices: Developing an Ecological Restoration Plan (4/17/2020) - Are you planning on engaging in ecological restoration on your land? If so, an important first step is to develop a plan. It doesn’t have to be complex, but it is important to outline your plans, methods, and timeline so that you can keep on track and do the best you can for the area […]
Native Plant Grower Profile: Holly Mills (4/10/2020) - Holly Mills is one of the local wholesale growers providing plants for RNPP’s native plant sale this spring. Her background is in organic vegetable gardening but she made the transition to native plant production for restoration projects a few years back under the guidance of James Kraemer of Silver Springs Nursery. Below is a video […]
Native Plant Grower Profile: Taylor Starr from White Oak Farm & Education Center (4/9/2020) - We recently caught up with Taylor Starr, co-founder and Executive Director of White Oak Farm & Education Center in Williams, OR. Taylor is one of the growers of the native plants we are currently selling through our RNPP Spring Plant Sale (ending April 16). Before moving to Oregon, Taylor worked as a farmer, landscaper, and […]
Rogue Basin Ecological Restoration Projects Review (3/18/2020) - A number of RNPP Partners are working on important ecological restoration projects in the Rogue Basin, and have shared information with us about their process and progress, including the species of native seeds used, and methods they have used for site preparation and ongoing care and monitoring. This information is shared with the intention of providing […]
February Native Plant of the Month: Snow Queen (2/25/2020) - RNPP has a Native Plant of the Month column in the Rogue Basin Partnership newsletter! You can find the full RBP February newsletter here, and our Native Plant of the Month Column copied below. Snow Queen (Synthyris reniformis) can be seen blossoming close to the ground in coniferous forests and woodlands from early February, making it one of the […]
Restoration Best Practices: Site Preparation Methods (1/21/2020) - Welcome to the first post in our new series about best practices in ecological restoration. Through this series we hope to provide an accessible but thorough outline of the most important elements of implementing ecological restoration projects. Nearly everything to do with ecological restoration is complex, and there is still a lot of research being […]
January Native Plant of the Month: Snowberry (1/18/2020) - RNPP has started writing a new Native Plant of the Month column for the Rogue Basin Partnership newsletter! You can find the full RBP January newsletter here, and our Native Plant of the Month Column copied below. Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) is a common deciduous shrub, growing 3-6’ in riparian, swamp, moist meadow and open forest habitats, from sea to […]
November Native Plant of the Month: Rubber Rabbitbrush (11/12/2019) - RNPP has started writing a new Native Plant of the Month column for the Rogue Basin Partnership newsletter! You can find the full RBP November newsletter here, and our Native Plant of the Month Column copied below. Native Plant of the Month: Rubber Rabbitbrush Rubber Rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa) is a small perennial shrub that grows […]
October Native Plant of the Month: Vinegarweed (10/11/2019) - RNPP has started writing a new Native Plant of the Month column for the Rogue Basin Partnership newsletter! You can find the full RBP October newsletter here, and our Native Plant of the Month Column copied below. Native Plant of the Month: Vinegarweed While walking through open grassy woodlands and prairies during late summer, you […]
Upper Table Rock Seed Blitz and Yellow Starthistle Pulls (10/4/2019) - June 2017 – June 2019 For the third year in a row, volunteers with The Nature Conservancy and the Rogue Native Plant Partnership gathered on the slopes of Upper Table Rock to collect wildflower seed for future restoration projects and hand pull the highly invasive yellow starthistle. Yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) is an exotic annual […]