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National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration


Increasingly, plant communities are being altered by natural and human caused events such as the spread of invasive plant species, altered wildfire regimes, habitat modification, land overuse and climate change. National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration 2015-2020 is designed to provide a more coordinated approach among tribal, state, federal, local and private entities, including commercial growers, to restoring plant communities. 

Our Vision:

The right seed in the right place at the right time. 

Our Mission:

To ensure the availability of genetically appropriate seed to restore viable and productive plant communities and sustainable ecosystems. 

Our Strategy, Call to Action:

Success on a national scale will be achieved through coordinated establishment of a nationwide network of native seed collectors, a network of farmers and growers working to develop seed, a network of nurseries and seed storage facilities to supply adequate quantities of appropriate seed, and a network of restoration ecologists who know how to put the right seed in the right place at the right time.

Achieving this will require investments in identifying and meeting seed needs (Goal 1), research (Goal 2), improved decision tools (Goal 3) and enhanced communication (Goal 4).


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Read media coverage of the Strategy and the Frequently Asked Questions.

Download the National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration 2015-2020.

Download the Draft National Seed Strategy Business Plan 2015-2020.



Partners

For more information email SeedStrategy@blm.gov


People working on restoration and research using seed.

WHO IS INVOLVED?
With more than 300 non-federal partners, 12 federal agencies, and valuable input from private industry and tribal, state, and local governments, the Plant Conservation Alliance developed the National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration and will be working with multiple partners to implement its vision and mission.

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