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Technical Documents

The Plant Materials Program has an extensive listing of technical publications categorized by the topics below. In order to find all publications that could be related to the topic you are interested in, please look at other categories that may be applicable.  

  • Plant Guides provide conservation planners, researchers, and landowners information on the use, establishment, and management of plants used for natural resource conservation and other efforts.  There are over 500 Plant Guides available including grasses, legumes, wildflowers, shrubs, and trees.  Plant Guides are a cooperative effort between the NRCS National Plant Data Team and the NRCS Plant Materials Program.


The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides a variety of free publications and forms about conserving and preserving our natural resources. Our NRCS Distribution Center accepts orders online; to view, order or download these items.