Plants & Ecology
California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC)
The definitive source on California invasive plants.
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
Inventory of native plants, profiles, and conditions relevant to plant material by specific location (elevation, precipitation, average high and low temps).
Diego Martino, Christine Lam, and Travis Longcore (Green Visions Plan for 21st Century Southern California 2005)
Methods for targeting species for conservation.
John O. Sawyer, Todd Keeler-Wolf, and Julie Evens (California Native Plant Society 2009)
Index of plant associations across California that is the basis for our State-recognized vegetation classification system.
Betsy Landis 2009
Brief primer on planting and caring for native plants, with list of native plant nurseries.
Partners in Flight
Resource on avian species at the flyway scale, addressing habitat and bioregions down to specific species profiles that are comprehensive and peer-reviewed.
Bart O'Brien 2007
One of the best lists for appropriate (and inappropriate) local vegetation cover in riparian and adjacent upland areas in the LA Basin. The LA River shares many of the same geophysical conditions as the San Gabriel River, and the lists translate well.
Resource for native plant care and guidance, sales, classes, and an annual native plant garden tour.
Larry Costello and Katherine Jones 2014
Comprehensive peer-reviewed inventory of water use by plant species, with guidance relevant to California Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO).