External Resources

A variety of resources are available to help those interested in land stewardship in southeastern Pennsylvania.  Premier among them is a handbook produced by the Natural Lands Trust:

Other resources specifically targeted to land in our area include descriptions of woodland and wetland plant communities found in the state.  Studying these communities can help us decide which species of plants will likely work well together in restoring diversity to habitats along the trail. Community descriptions and other great resources are collected by the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program

A number of local groups and land stewardship advocates have collected their own excellent sets of resources.  The Lower Merion Conservancy is especially strong in information about stormwater issues and it has excellent connections to many resources through the Pollinator Pathway pages.

The resources on native plants collated by Michelle Detwiler, a local native plant consultant, are extensive and outstanding.