Center for Natural Lands Management
The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is known for superior stewardship of natural lands and rare species. CNLM is a nonprofit founded in 1990, and presently manages over 34,000 acres of conservation lands throughout California. They have expanded to include the South Sound Program in Washington State, the premier organization for conserving and restoring the rarest habitats of the southern Salish lowlands—prairies, oak woodlands, and the freshwater systems of the Black River. The South Sound Program operated for 17 years under The Nature Conservancy before merging with CNLM in 2011.
In cooperation with CNLM, SPP undertook the management of nursery plant production at CNLM’s Shotwell’s Landing Nursery from January 2012 to July 2016. Shotwell’s is the regional processing center for seed and plants used in the restoration of south Salish lowland prairies. The nursery includes 4,800 square feet of protected growing space.