At High Country Apps we are committed to the outdoors. Because of that commitment, a portion of all our app proceeds goes to support organizations that work for natural resource conservation, education, and research. The United States enjoys some of the finest public lands anywhere in the world--national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges, not to mention state, county, and city lands. The preservation and enhancement of these lands depends on an engaged public that is committed to their stewardship. As such, each year High Country Apps donates or shares a substantial portion of our app proceeds with groups committed to protecting and/or understanding our public lands. Those of us who use the outdoors benefit from the collective efforts of these groups, and others like them, every day. Thank you to all of our wonderful customers--you are helping support these group with each app purchase. Below is a list of organizations we currently support.
Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)
Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is our partner for the Flora of Texas: Fort Worth Prairie app. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the app goes to BRIT to support their work. BRIT’s mission is to conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public understanding of the value plants bring to life. Founded in 1987 and based in Fort Worth, BRIT documents the diversity of plant life and conducts extensive research around the world. In the last 10 years, BRIT scientists have located and described scores of species previously unknown to science. To learn more, visit www.brit.org.
Colorado Native Plant Society
Colorado Native Plant Society - High Country Apps is happy to support the Colorado Native Plant Society through donations and providing the Colorado Rocky Mountain Wildflowers app for their educational and scientific work. Colorado Native Plant Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge, appreciation and conservation of native plants and habitats of Colorado through education, stewardship and advocacy. To learn more about the work of the Colorado Native Plant Societ, and how you can participate, visit conps.org.
Flora of Virginia Project
Flora of Virginia Project is our partner for the Flora of Virginia app. A portion of the proceeds from each of these apps is shared with the Flora of Virginia Foundation to support their work. The Flora of Virginia Project was initiated in 2001 to steer creation of the first comprehensive reference work on the native and naturalized plants of Virginia. In 2012 the Flora of Virginia Project published the Flora of Virginia book in partnership with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. The flora was the first comprehensive flora offered for Virginia in exactly 250 years. The app and the book describe nearly 3,200 plant species native to or naturalized in Virginia in nearly 200 families. For more information about the Flora of Virginia Project, please visit www.floraofvirginia.org.
Glacier National Park Conservancy
High Country Apps works with the Glacier National Park Conservancy as its conservation partner for the Glacier Wildflowers app. We donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of this app to the Conservancy. The Glacier National Park Conservancy is the officially recognized Park Partner of Glacier National Park. The Conservancy’s goal is to generate financial support for the Park in an era of reduced federal budgets through increased private fundraising and philanthropic activities, and continued operation of the bookstores within Glacier National Park and at other federal agency partner sites in Montana. To learn more, visit glaciernationalparkconservancy.org.
Montana Native Plant Society
Montana Native Plant Society - A portion of the proceeds from Montana Grasses goes to the Montana Native Plant Society. The Society's goal is to to preserve, conserve, and study the native plants and plant communities of Montana, and to educate the public about the values of our native flora. MNPS is a non-profit organization chartered in 1987. Today they have over 600 members. Membership is open to individuals, families, and organizations within and outside Montana. Members can affiliate themselves with local chapters or join at the state level. To learn more, visit www.mtnativeplants.org.
Montana State University (MSU) College of Agriculture
Montana State University (MSU) College of Agriculture is our partner for the Montana Grasses app. High Country Apps shares a portion of proceeds from the sale of of the app with Montana State University. As the foundation of the land grant mission at MSU, the College of Agriculture provides instruction in traditional and innovative degree programs and conduct research on old and new challenges for Montana’s agricultural community. To learn more, visit ag.montana.edu.
North Carolina Botanical Garden & UNC's Southeastern Flora Team
North Carolina Botanical Garden and University of North Carolina's Southeastern Flora Team is our partner for FloraQuest: Northern Tier app (with more the come)! Much gratitude goes to Alan Weakley, Michael Lee, Scott Ward, Chris Ludwig, and many others for their time, partnership, and perserverance in bringing this ambitious and challenging project to fruition. North Carolina Botanical Garden's guiding mission is to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature. To learn more, visit www.ncbg.unc.edu.
Oregon Flora Project
Oregon Wildflowers is produced through collaboration with the Oregon Flora Project (OFP) and the Botany and Plant Pathology Department of Oregon State University. High Country Apps shares a portion of proceeds from the sale of of the app with Oregon State University. The OFP mission is to serve as a comprehensive resource about the ~4,560 vascular plants of Oregon that grow without cultivation, and to foster effective use of this knowledge by all citizens. To learn more, visit www.oregonflora.org.
High Country Apps is happy to support the University of Idaho Stillinger Herbarium through donations and providing the Idaho Wildflowers app for their educational and scientific work. The University of Idaho Stillinger Herbarium is the largest herbarium in Idaho and functions as the official state repository for more than 200,000 plant and fungal specimens. To learn more about the work of the herbarium, visit www.uidaho.edu/research/entities/herbarium.
The Nature Conservancy - Utah Chapter
High Country Apps is proud to support The Nature Conservancy, Utah Chapter through donations and providing the Flora of the Wasatch app for their educational and scientific work. Since 1984, The Nature Conservancy in Utah has protected over 1.2 million acres of public and private lands and waters - natural habitats essential to the survival of all species, including people. The Nature Conservancy uses a science-based and collaborative approach to preserve and restore Utah's most important natural regions. To learn more about the work of The Nature Conservancy in Utah, and how you can help, visit nature.org/Utah.
University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum
University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum is our partner for both Washington Wildflowers and Idaho Wildflowers. A portion of the proceeds from each of these apps is shared with University of Washington. Additionally, an annual donation is provided directly to the Herbarium at the Burke Museum to support their work. The University of Washington Herbarium is an international resource for research into the diversity, distribution and ecology of Pacific Northwest vascular plants, non-vascular plants, fungi, lichen, and algae. To learn more, visit www.burkemuseum.org/herbarium.
High Country Apps is proud to team up with Yellowstone Forever as its conservation partner for the Flora of the Yellowstone Region app. Yellowstone Forever is the official fundraising partner of Yellowstone National Park. The organization works to fund important projects and programs. In 2018, Yellowstone Forever will provide $5.9 million to support 53 projects such as Native Fish Restoration, Distance Learning, Visitor & Wildlife Safety, and the Yellowstone Wolf Program. To learn more, visit www.yellowstone.org.