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Native Seed Source 

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Native Seed Source
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Seed Collecting  
BLM WY Uses Native Seed

Stored bags of native seed.

Native Seed Sources

  • Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN):  This program is within the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and provides germplasm information about plants, animals, microbes and invertebrates. Users can also request small quantities of seed from germplasm accessions.
  • Native Seed Network:  The Native Seed Network is a non-profit organization that serves as a resource for "both the restoration community and native seed industry." Users can find native seed by species, state or through searching different vendors.
  • Bend Seed Extractory:  The Bend Seed Extractory is a US Forest Service seed cleaning and storage facility. It also stores excess seed from Seeds of Success collections. Look on the right-hand side of the page under "Seed Inventory" and look under both "BLM - All Districts" and "BLM - Seeds of Success" to search for native seed that is available.

Native Seed Certification

BLM requires that seeds used on public lands be certified by an Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) member agency. For information on requirements and standards used to designate native seeds as "Certified", please see their web page "AOSCA Native Plant Connection".