Treasure Valley Native Plant Network
The Treasure Valley Native Plant Network (NPN) is a partnership led by Golden Eagle Audubon Society in collaboration with numerous community partners, schools and universities with the aim to restore quality habitat for birds and other wildlife. The NPN works together to collect, germinate, propagate, and create banks of locally-adapted seedlings for planting in restoration sites around the Treasure Valley.
The Native Plant Network is truly community conservation in action. Loss of habitat is the most persistent threat to birds and other wildlife. The plant species that Idaho birds are adapted to are declining and being replaced by weeds and other low-value ground cover.
Since 2017, NPN has brought together thousands of volunteers to help restore quality habitat by growing and planting over 15,000 locally-adapted and resilient plants across southwest Idaho.
Current Restoration Projects
In 2019 the NPN grew, germinated, and planted 4,400 native plants in 12 conservation areas, including 8 Important Bird Area sites.
Volunteer work was provided by K-12 classrooms, educators, local nurseries, and community groups, totaling at least 19 partnering organizations. Over 550 volunteers came together this year to help restore quality habitat for birds and other wildlife and to make a lasting impact on our community.
The Native Plant Network provides an opportunity for everyone to become a citizen conservationist. There are many ways you can contribute - small task or large. Whatever your interest may be, NPN would love your help. Growing and nurturing wildlife-friendly plants is easy and makes a big difference!
You can be part of a team that is restoring bird habitat right in your community by connecting with the Native Plant Network. Email Sean Finn at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
Students as young as 2nd grade are growing plants for wildlife habitat, learning about plant biology and providing community service. We welcome your school to join the Network!
ANSER CHARTER SCHOOL
BISHOP KELLY HIGH SCHOOL
BOISE HIGH SCHOOL
BORAH HIGH SCHOOL
HIGHLANDS JUNIOR HIGH
LOWELL SCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL
PEACE VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL
RIVERSTONE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
SAGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
TREASURE VALLEY MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE CENTER
PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE
BOISE PARKS AND RECREATION
BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARIES
BOISE RIVER ENHANCEMENT NETWORK
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
COLLEGE OF WESTERN IDAHO
DICK EARDLEY SENIOR CENTER
DRAGGIN WING FARMS
EARTH SCIENCE PRODUCTS
EAST END NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
ECOSYSTEM SCIENCES FOUNDATION
FAR WEST LANDSCAPING
HARRIS RANCH WILDLIFE MITIGATION ASSOCIATION
GARDEN CITY LIBRARY
GIRL SCOUT TROOP 186
GOLDEN EAGLE AUDUBON SOCIETY
GREAT OLD BROADS FOR WILDERNESS
IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDEN
IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
IDAHO MASTER NATURALISTS
IDAHO NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY
INTERMOUNTAIN BIRD OBSERVATORY
LAND TRUST OF THE TREASURE VALLEY
MICHIGAN STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (TREASURE VALLEY)
MK NATURE CENTER
NEW ROOTS PROGRAM
NORTHWEST NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE