Native Plants

Plants and animals live together in interdependent communities. Promoting the use of plants indigenous to the ecological area where we live ensures continued pollination by the insects that depend on them and continued relationships with other animals who use these plants as food and shelter. Native plants are well-adapted to our climate and conditions requiring less watering, fertilizer, pesticides, and polluting maintenance equipment.  

When Is this Practice Used?

Stormwater Benefits

Other Benefits

How to implement

Other Resources

View or Download Detailed PDF about Native Plants

View or Download Detailed PDF about Planting Trees

Portland Plant List

Native plants for Willamette Valley yards booklet (Metro)

OSU Guide Gardening with Oregon Native Plants West of the Cascades

West Multnomah SWCD Article includes information about landscaping and wildfire risk

All stormwater stars recommendations are voluntary. The landowner or project manager is responsible for its own actions and for any damage or third-party liability arising from the their activities related to recommendations provided.  It is the responsibility of the landowner or manager to pursue and secure any required permits.