Plant Policies and Position Statements

Plant Collection Policy

The Native Plant Society of Texas, in keeping with its basic purpose of education, conservation, and preservation of the native plants of Texas, has created this policy for its members on collection of plant material in accordance with the laws (city, county, state and Federal) and accepted practices of said activity.

Plant Collection Policy

Invasive Plants: Definition and Position Statement

Invasive plants are heavily contributing to the decline of our natural biodiversity and impacting the health of ecosystems by displacing native plants. In order to preserve the biodiversity and conserve natural habitat quality throughout our state, the Native Plant Society of Texas encourages the use of native plants on public and private lands and discourages the use of invasive plants. Invasive species impact nature’s balance on which all species, including humans, depend.

Position Statement on Invasive Plants

Pesticide and Herbicide: Position Statement

Guidelines for control of invasive botanical species including non-chemical and chemical methods. The Society does NOT endorse in any way the use of chemical pesticides or herbicides in private or public landscapes except under limited circumstances where other means are not effective, and the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. Each site and situation is unique, and consideration should be given to all environmental and safety factors before determining a solution. 

Position Statement on Pesticide and Herbicide

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Statement

As a community-based environmental conservation organization, NPSOT honors and celebrates the equally remarkable diversity of our communities and our unique ecoregion.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Statement

COVID Policy for Events and Volunteering

Chapters must follow current CDC guidelines or set their own stricter policies for meetings, demo garden work, plant sales, field trips or any NPSOT activity.

COVID Policy