Plant Conservation Program

Oenothera, photo courtesy of Candace Fallon
Oenothera, photo courtesy of
Candace Fallon.

The 16.5 million acres managed by the BLM in Oregon and Washington cover a varied landscape. From the high deserts in the eastern part of the two states to the moist rainforests of the coast range, Oregon and Washington BLM lands contain diverse populations of plant life. Plant communities in the region range from dense Douglas fir forests in the west to sagebrush and juniper thickets in the east. The BLM OR/WA Plant Conservation Program contains five main programs: the Threatened and Endangered Program, the Native Plant Material Development Program, Seeds of Success, Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, and the Interagency Special Status Species Program.

The mission of the Plant Conservation Program is to ensure that in meeting the BLM's multiple-use mandate of public lands, native plants and their communities are restored and conserved for future generations. Main goals include developing a long-term program, lasting partnerships, and a reliable supply of native plant materials for use in restoration and rehabilitation projects.

The BLM Plant Conservation Program is dedicated to managing plants and their habitats on public lands. We encourage you to learn more about what we do and the fascinating plants that grow on Oregon/Washington BLM public lands.