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COLORADO PLATEAU NATIVE PLANT PROGRAM

Spring 2011 Meeting
March 8-10, 2011

Below is a list of presentations from the 2011 Annual Meeting for the Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program which was held in Moab. Links are provided for those that included a slide presentation and that have been approved by the speaker(s). In addition, flip chart notes provided by each working group that met on March 9 have been typed up and are available as well.

Topic
Speaker(s)
Welcome to Moab
Kate Juenger, Assistant District Manager, BLM, Moab, UT
State Perspective
Don Banks, Deputy State Director, Natural Resources, BLM - Utah State Office, Salt Lake City, UT
Peggy Olwell, National Plant Conservation Program Lead, BLM , Washington, DC
Wayne Padgett, Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program Coordinator, BLM – Utah State Office, Salt Lake City, UT

Seeds of Success Updates
Seeds of Success (SOS) Stories from 2010 Field Season
Patty West, Northern Arizona University Landsward Institute & Northern Arizona Native Seed Alliance, Flagstaff, AZ
Seeds of Success (SOS) Stories from 2010 Field Season
Sheila Williams, Botanist, BLM Field Office, Farmington, NM
Seeds of Success (SOS) Stories from 2010 Field Season
Scott Jensen, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Provo Shrub Lab, Provo, UT

Federal and State Agency Updates
Verlin Smith, Resources Branch Chief, BLM - Utah State Office, Salt Lake City, UT
Mark Miller, National Park Service Southeast Utah Group, Moab, UT
Expanded Ephraim, Utah Seed Storage Facility
Danny Summers, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Aaron Wilkerson, Forester, BLM - Utah State Office
Wayne Padgett, Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program Coordinator, BLM – Utah State Office, Salt Lake City, UT
 

An Industry View: Seed Production by Private Growers
Bill Agnew - Granite Seed, Lehi, UT
Private Industry Update – Progress, Issues, and Suggestions for Moving Forward
Walter & Robby Henes – Owner, Operations Manager, Southwest Seed, Inc., Dolores, CO
Paul Herrman, President, L&H Seed, Connell, WA
Mike Shoemaker, Environmental Specialist
Williams Production RMT Company LLC, Parachute, CO

Colorado Plateau Research
Troy Wood, Research Geneticist, USGS Colorado Plateau Research Station, Flagstaff, AZ
Kelly Memmott, Research Scientist, Dixie and Fishlake National Forests, Provo, UT
Southern Utah University, Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative – An Overview
Steve McCarthy, IIC Agency Coordinator, for Ron Martin, Department Chair, Department of Biology/College of Science, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
Scott Jensen, Research Scientist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Provo Shrub Lab, Provo, UT
Shannon Hatch, Restoration Coordinator, Tamarisk Coalition, Grand Junction, CO
Pioneering Plants: A potential role for early seral species in restoration.
Cara MacMillan, Ecologist, San Juan Public Lands Center, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO
Dustin Rooks, Colorado Plateau Botanist, BLM Field Office, Richfield, UT

Reports From Partners
Jim Free, Uncompahgre Partnership, Montrose, CO
Rob Fiegener, Native Seed Network, Corvallis, OR
Sylvia Torti, Manager, Rio Mesa Center, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Barry Baker, Director, Canyonlands Research Center, The Nature Conservancy, Moab, UT
 
Stanford Young, Utah Crop Improvement Association, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Reports from the Agency Working Groups