Before 2002, plant stock for habitat restoration on the Oregon coast came from surplus donated by other agencies' reforestation activities. The donated stock typically originated from the Willamette Valley region and was not adapted to our unique coastal climate. This would often result in low plant growth and survival rates. To address this issue, the Northwest Oregon Restoration Partnership (NORP) was formed as a program of the Tillamook Estuaries Partnerhsip.
At the core of NORP is our Native Plant Nursery. Here, we propagate plants from local seed and cuttings. The result is plant stock that is able to thrive and out-compete invasive species in restoration efforts across northwest Oregon. NORP supports the restoration efforts of more than 30 organizations by coordinating the propagation and distribution of over 75,000 native plants annually for landscape-scale watershed restoration projects implemented by its partners on private, state, and public lands. For more information about NORP plants, projects or opportunities to get involved please email our Habitat Restoration Project Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership at 503-322-2222.
NORP grows four conifer species, three hardwood tree species, 13 varieties of riparian and wetland shrubs, and two species of forbs.
Our Native Plant Nursery includes a shade house, green house and holding area for over 60,000 plants
NORP is a coordinated effort that works with many partners across Northwest Oregon
Through youth involvement we provide opportunities and mentorship