Sound Native Plants

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One look at Sound Native Plants’ client list will tell you that this company is one of the Northwest’s most important leaders in ecological restoration. In the 20 years since its founding in Olympia, WA by Ben Alexander and Susan Buis, Sound Native Plants (SNP) has grown millions of native plants, completed hundreds of projects, and restored natural beauty and function – including carbon-absorbing capability -- to thousands of acres in Western Washington and Oregon.

SNP’s reputation for quality and integrity, and its’ emphasis on collaboration, openness and social responsibility, has helped to nurture a world-class ‘restoration industry’ in the Northwest – the significance and benefits of which are only beginning to be recognized.

SNP offers clients the complete spectrum of services needed for successful restoration:

  • Cultivating in its nursery the full, diverse range of ready-to-install plants native to Western Washington;
  • Delivering soup-to-nuts consulting expertise covering site assessment, project design, permitting, and compliance monitoring; and
  • Providing complete project installation and maintenance services.

SNP’s mission helps to build regional capacity in ecological restoration. The company actively shares its’ experience and expertise to benefit its customers, non-profit groups, public agencies, and other professionals via public workshops, continuing education, publications, and training.

Restoring natural environments is SNP’s specialty, which requires skills and experience different from the traditional landscaping industry. SNP installation crews know how to succeed in challenging sites, from steep, unstable slopes to wave-eroded shorelines. SNP installers working out of Vancouver, WA and Olympia have installed projects in Washington’s Thurston, Pierce, Mason, Lewis, King, Grays Harbor, Kitsap and Clark counties, and in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.

SNP’s commitment to education is exemplified by the rich array of information sheets available on their website, covering a comprehensive array of topics for nurseries and customers interested in native plants and ecological restoration.

The company’s dedication to building a thriving and effective restoration industry in our region, and its success in handling all aspects of restoration for diverse clients in a wide variety of settings, sets a high bar for biocarbon excellence. Sound Native Plants is building healthy soils and ecosystems that enhance the biosphere’s capacity to absorb and retain carbon, helping draw down the carbon dioxide pollution levels in the atmosphere, which seriously disrupts the climate.

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