Please find below a list of organizations that offer services and information about invasive plants.

Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards

The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards are trained community volunteers committed to promoting healthy urban and rural forests. To increase public awareness of the value of trees, they deliver training classes, tree walks, and other educational programs. They also conduct a wide range of projects in a five-county area around Charlottesville, Virginia. With training and hands-on practice, tree stewards are equipped to identify trees, counsel on tree selection, plant and demonstrate proper tree planting, pruning and follow-up care, and guide removal of invasive plants that threaten trees.

Clifton Institute

The Clifton Institute works to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards, to learn about  the ecology of the northern Virginia Piedmont, and to conserve native biodiversity.

James River Association

The mission of the James River Association (JRA) is to be a guardian of the James River. The JRA provides a voice for the river and takes action to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of its natural resources.

Land Trust of Virginia

The Land Trust of Virginia partners with private landowners who wish to voluntarily protect and preserve their working farmland or natural lands with significant scenic, historic, and ecological value for the benefit of our community using conservation easements.

Mid Atlantic Invasive Plant Council

Mid Atlantic Invasive Plant Council (MAIPC) provides regional leadership to address the threat of invasive plants to the native flora, fauna, and natural habitats.

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides both cost-share and technical assistance to Virginia’s landowners.

North American Invasive Species Management Association

The North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) mission is to support, promote, and empower invasive species prevention and management in North America.

Piedmont Environmental Council

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) works with the citizens in a nine-county region to conserve land, create high-quality communities, strengthen rural economies, celebrate historic resources, protect air and water quality, build smart transportation networks, promote sustainable energy choices, restore wildlife habitat, and improve people’s access to nature.

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park fights invasive plants within the Park with a dedicated team supplemented with volunteers.  Invasive plants are mapped and treated year-round and you can help in this effort by reporting invasives and preventing their spread.

Soil & Water Conservation Districts

Virginia’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) develop comprehensive programs and plans to conserve soil resources, control and prevent soil erosion, prevent floods and conserve, develop, utilize and dispose water.

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Virginia Cooperative Extension is committed to helping citizens learn about maintaining a healthy home environment, create sustainable rural or urban landscapes, protect water resources, grow a garden, and properly manage pests and wildlife.

Virginia Department of Conservation
and Recreation

The Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation (VDCR) manages Virginia’s 35 State Parks and 4 undeveloped parks.

Virginia Department of Forestry

The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) provides technical forest management assistance to forest landowners. The VDOF administers a number of cost share and land conservation programs. In addition, seedlings can be purchased from their nurseries.  Your local VDOF forester offers free advice and, for a fee, helps write management plans.  Find the forester for your county or call their central office for assistance: 434-977-6555.

Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

The Virginia Department of Fame and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) manages Virginia’s wildlife and inland fish, provides educational opportunities for boating, fishing and hunting. They also set regulations for hunting and fishing and sell licenses. Wildlife biologists are available to assist landowners with developing wildlife management plans. Contact a regional biologist or call their central office at 804-367-1000 for assistance.

Virginia Forest Landowner
Education Program

The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program (VFLEP), in conjunction with numerous state, federal and private partners, offers a wide variety of science-based educational opportunities for new and experienced forest landowners.

For forestry information, contact the State VFLEP Coordinator or your local Forestry &  Natural Resource District Agent. Click here to find the District Agent for your county.

Virginia Master Gardener Association

The mission of the Virginia Master Gardener Association is to foster communication, education and fellowship among Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

Virginia Master Naturalist Program

Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands.

Virginia Native Plant Society

The Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS), is a nonprofit organization of individuals who share an interest in Virginia’s native plants and habitats. The Society and its chapters seek to further the appreciation and conservation of this priceless heritage

Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association

The Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association is the state trade association for garden centers, nursery growers, landscape designers, installation and maintenance contractors, greenhouses and horticultural suppliers.

Virginia Working Landscapes

Virginia Working Landscapes (VWL), a program of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia promotes the conservation of native biodiversity and sustainable land use through research, education, and community engagement.