Long Island Native Plant Initiative

The Long Island Native Plant Initiative Inc. (LINPI) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to conserve the genetic diversity of Long Island’s native plants, with an emphasis on the production and use of ecotypes. The organization’s activities include seed collection, propagation, and sale of native plant materials, as well as the education of horticulture professionals and the general public on the importance of conserving the genetics of native plant species. LINPI administers the Long Island Invasive Species Management Area (LIISMA), one of eight Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs) in New York State, to further protect the region’s native plant populations through the prevention and management of invasive species. Major funding for LIISMA is provided by the New York State Environmental Protection Fund.