Sample Native Planting Ordinance
The purpose of these model regulations created by Wild Lawyer Rosanne Plante is to establish codified minimum standards for the design, installation, and maintenance of landscaped areas that require the use of appropriate native vegetation and to promote the preservation of indigenous plant communities on site.
This ordinance is intended to be a minimum standard and/or a starting point for municipalities to incorporate native plant language and law to use in application for all types of public and private buildings, developments, subdivisions, and land within the incorporated and unincorporated areas of a municipality.
Wild Ones Position Statements are based on current scientific literature with input from experts in the field. Statements are periodically reviewed and updated by the Wild Ones Board of Directors and Honorary Directors.
Ecoregions, Native Ranges, and Hardiness Zones Explained (Published 2002, Revised 2019)
Guidelines for Selecting Native Plants: The Importance of Local Genotype (Published 2002, Revised 2020)
Nativars: Where do they fit in? (Published 2013, Revised 2021)