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.
The right seed in the right place at the right time.
To ensure the availability of genetically appropriate seed to restore viable and productive plant communities and sustainable ecosystems.
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).