About

people at lunchThe National Native Seed Conference connects Research, Industry, Land Management, and Restoration professionals, providing the premier opportunity to develop relationships and share information about the collection, research and development, production, and use of native plant materials:

  • The latest research from around the world
  • Species selection and seed collection
  • Plant material evaluation and seed zone determination
  • Field establishment and cultural practices
  • Commercial native seed production
  • Storage and distribution solutions
  • Current methods for successful habitat restoration & rehabilitation
  • Ecoregional native plant materials programs
  • Economics and policies supporting restoration & rehabilitation
field tripAn overriding theme of the conference is practical information with direct implications for management.  It presents a unique opportunity to exchange information among groups confronting the same issues in different parts of the world.

“One of the best conferences I have ever attended in a 30 year natural resource career”

-Review of the First National Native Seed Conference

The National Native Seed Conference is brought to you by the Native Seed Network, a program of the Institute for Applied Ecology.  It is made possible by the support of our sponsors, in particular the Bureau of Land Management.

The Second National Native Seed Conference will include the joint meetings of the Great Basin Native Plant Selection & Increase Project and the the Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program.  We’re excited to partner with these efforts in delivering a combined meeting.

The First National Native Seed Conference was held in May, 2010 in Snowbird, Utah.  220 people attended from across the United States and abroad, participating in 3 days of presentations and discussions about all aspects of native seed.  An archive of the website for the 2010 conference is available, including presentations.

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