Presentations

Links below are to slides presented at the 2017 National Native Seed Conference.  If your presentation is missing, contact us to grant permission.

 

MONDAY

 

Ecological Restoration Considerations in Purpose Specific Seed Mix Design

Christine Taliga

 

Native Seed: Planning, Processing, Increase, and Application

Making Strategic Seed Collections for Native Plant Research and Production

Megan Haidet

 

Native Seed Processing

Kayla Herriman

 

Native Seed Increase

Jason McNeal

 

The Art, Science, and Humility of Restoration

Lee Riley and Lynda Moore

 

TUESDAY   PALLADIAN   OPENING PLENARY

 

Before Conservation and Restoration, A Conversation

Jean Franczyk

 

TUESDAY 10:00 – 12:00   PALLADIAN   OPENING SESSION

 

Ecological resilience, adaptation and emergency preparedness – the need for seeds

Peggy Olwell

 

Seeding the Future: Creating Resilient Habitats to Benefit People and Wildlife

Bruce Stein, Associate Vice President, Conservation Science & Climate Adaptation, National Wildlife Federation

 

Colorado Resiliency Framework

Iain Hyde, Deputy Director, Colorado Office of Resiliency and Recovery

 

Southern Grasslands Initiative

Dwayne Estes, Professor, Austin Peay State University

 

TUESDAY 10:00 – 12:00   BLUE ROOM   SEED TRANSFER GUIDELINES

 

Building a common garden network for high throughput seed transfer development

Francis Kilkenny, Fred Edwards

 

Assessing seed zone efficacy using two-year old bluebunch wheatgrass

Holly R. Prendeville*, Francis F. Kilkenny, J. Brad St. Clair

 

Early Assessment of Local Adaptation in Juvenile Prairie Grasses

Shelby Flint*, Kane Keller, Georgiana May, and Ruth Shaw

 

Predictive provenancing: Can southern sourced seeds be used in Midwest restoration efforts?

Christopher Woolridge*, Emily Dangremond, Jeremie Fant, and Andrea Kramer

 

Intraspecific variation in germination responses of milkweeds (Asclepias spp.): Investigating climatic sensitivity among three congeners

Jessamine Finch* and Kayri Havens-Young

 

Provisional seed zones for ‘ōhi‘a (Metrosideros spp.) on Kaua‘i: a mitigation strategy for a new fungal pathogen

Adam M. Williams*, Dustin Wolkis, Ben Nyberg, Seana Walsh

 

TUESDAY 10:00 – 12:00   CONGRESSIONAL   SEED PRODUCTION

 

Native Forb Seed Production

Kelsey Prickett

 

Propagating local ecotype native plants from local native seed to preserve biodiversity in Maryland

Christopher F. Puttock* and Rochelle P. Bartolomei

 

Wild Seed Project: Grassroots Seed Propagation of New England native plants

Heather McCargo

 

Differential seed dormancy and germination requirements of two upland prairie sedges

Kelly D. Broadlick* and Jonathan D. Bakker

 

Are plant populations evolving during the process of seed increase for restoration?

Julie R. Etterson*, Erin K. Espeland, Nancy C. Emery, Kristin L. Mercer, Scott A. Woolbright, Karin M. Kettenring

 

TUESDAY 10:00 – 12:00   CABINET   PLANT MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT

 

Restoring species diversity: Uncovering the gaps in the native seed market

Abbey White*, Jeremie Fant, and Andrea Kramer

 

Development of commercial seed supplies of native milkweeds and pollinator plants for Texas

Forrest Smith*, Anthony Falk, Keith Pawelek, John Reilley, Chris Best, and Shelly Maher

 

Development of legume germplasm native to the semi-arid western USA

Shaun Bushman*, Doug Johnson, Thomas Jones

 

From the wild to farm and back again: a strategy for native plant material development and utilization

Kevin Gunnell* and Danny Summers

 

TUESDAY 1:20 – 3:00   PALLADIAN   PANEL DISCUSSION

 

Panel: Public/Private Partnerships in Conservation Plantings: Past Successes and Future Opportunities

 

Sagebrush and Pinion-Juniper Habitat Improvement in Central Utah

Kreig Rasmussen

 

Wildland Restoration and Seeding in Utah

Danny Summers

 

Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ESR): Meeting the New Challenges

Scott Uhrig

 

TUESDAY 1:20 – 3:00   BLUE ROOM  SYMPOSIUM

 

Symposium: NRCS Plant Materials Program (PMP) Plant Development Efforts for Revegetating Landscapes: History, Successes, Challenges, and Future Directions

The NRCS PMP: An 80-Year History of Plant Development

John Englert

 

Native Plant Selection to Improve Rangeland Health in the Northern Great Plains Panelist:

Robert Kilian

 

Cooperative Plant Development in the Southwest US

Alan Shadow

 

Partners in Plant Solutions: Collaborative Approaches to Resource Management in South Texas

John Reilley and Forrest Smith

 

Future Plant Development Activities in the NRCS Plant Materials Program

Joel Douglas

 

TUESDAY 1:20 – 3:00   CONGRESSIONAL   COLLECTION STRATEGY

 

Tuesday 1:20 – Congressional

Distributions and Collecting Priorities for Crop Wild Relatives in the United States

Colin K Khoury*, Stephanie L. Greene, Karen A. Williams, and Chrystian C. Sosa

 

How much seed is needed for ex situ collections: ash as a case study

Sean Hoban, Simon Kallow, Clare Trivedi

 

Using Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments for Rare Plant Conservation in the Western United States

Shannon Still*, Kayri Havens, and Pati Vitt

 

Bi-state Strategic Native Forb Seed Collection and Increase Efforts

Susan Fritts*, Anne Halford, Berta Youtie, Nancy Shaw, and Mark Mousseaux

 

TUESDAY 1:20 – 3:00   CABINET   POLICY AND OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Roles of Seed Science and Restoration in the Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy

Deborah Finch* and Kenneth Berg.

 

National Park Service policies for seed collections and use

Gregory E. Eckert

 

Native Plant Use and Ecosystem Services Considerations at Superfund Sites

Jewel Lipps* and Michele Mahoney

 

Invasive Species Management, Restoration and the Use of Native Seeds and Plants

Stanley Burgiel

 

The use of Native Species in assessing and implementing Bonn Challenge commitments to Forest Landscape Restoration

Craig Beatty

 

TUESDAY 3:20 – 5:00   PALLADIAN   SEED QUALITY

 

A bottom-up approach to seed quality and certification: a survey of the native seed community

Holly Abbandonato*, Simone Pedrini, Marcello De Vitis, Costantino Bonomi, and Hugh Pritchard

 

Panel: Weed contaminant in native seed – challenges of meeting reliable seed demand

 

Weed-Free Seed, Unicorns, and other Myths

Steve Popovich

 

TUESDAY 3:20 – 5:00   BLUE ROOM  INNOVATIONS IN SEED TECHNOLOGY

 

New ‘flash flaming’ technique improves seed handling and coating potential of difficult-to-handle grass species

Todd E. Erickson*, Andrew L. Guzzomi, Miriam Muñoz-Rojas, Shane R. Turner, David J. Merritt

 

Seed-based Approaches to Improving Restoration of Dryland Systems

Olga A. Kildisheva, Matthew M. Madsen, David J. Merritt, Todd E. Erickson, and Kingsley W. Dixon

 

Enhancing Native Forb Establishment in the Great Basin Using Snow Fences, N-sulate Fabric, and Seed Coatings

Adam Fund*, Kristin Hulvey, Douglas Johnson, Matt Madsen, Scott Jensen, Derek Tilley

 

Soils rehabilitation with biocrusts: a review of current technologies

Kyle Doherty*, Matthew Bowker, Anita Antoninka, Henry Grover, Rebecca Durham

 

TUESDAY 3:20 – 5:00   CONGRESSIONAL   MOLECULAR GENETICS

 

Beyond Climate: Incorporating Novel Factors into Seed Transfer Guidelines

Alexis Gibson*, Cara Nelson, Lila Fishman, Susan Rinehart

 

Integrating Molecular Genetics into Seed Management Programs

Valerie Hipkins

 

The applicability of next-generation sequencing to native plant materials development

Rob Massatti

 

Genetic and cytotypic variability in a dominant southwestern grass (Bouteloua gracilis): Implications for restoration and seed sourcing

Katrina Tso*, Gerard Allan, Troy Wood

 

WEDNESDAY 8:00 – 9:30   PALLADIAN   PLENARY

 

Creating Global Resiliency: The Ecological Case for Native Seeds

Cristina Eisenberg

 

Diversity is magic: Native seeds lead to restoration success

Tom Kaye

 

WEDNESDAY 10:00 – 12:00   PALLADIAN   PANEL DISCUSSION

 

Panel: Implementing the Pollinator Friendly Native Seed Reserve

 

Pollinator Species Seed Production

Andy Ernst

 

Monarch Wings Across the Eastern Broadleaf Forest

Tom Van Arsdall

 

WEDNESDAY 10:00 – 12:00   BLUE ROOM  ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION

 

Evidence for Long-term Persistence of Cultivars in Ecological Restoration

Mary E. Poelman, Adrienne M. Pilmanis and Kristina M. Hufford*

 

Use of Native Grasses and Forbs for Diversification of Crested Wheatgrass Stands

Jerry Benson* and Mel Asher

 

The South Texas Approach to Restoring Native Vegetation on Exotic Invaded Landscapes

John Reilley*, Forrest Smith and Shelly Maher

 

Manipulating Cheatgrass Seed Dispersal to Benefit Native Plants

Danielle Johnston, Phillip Chapman

 

Functional diversity in prairie plant communities: a barrier to invasion modulated by nitrogen

Jacob Zeldin

 

Using past restoration treatments to inform future seed sourcing in the Colorado Plateau

Andrea Kramer*, Shannon Still, Nora Talkington, Troy Wood

 

WEDNESDAY 10:00 – 12:00   CONGRESSIONAL   SEED SELECTION TOOLS

Symposium: The Emergence of Seed Networks as an Effective Strategy in Building Regional Cooperation to Improve Native Seed and Plant Material Development and Delivery

 

The Great Basin Native Plant Project: a plant material development partnership

Francis Kilkenny, Fred Edwards

 

Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program

Adrienne Pilmanis*, Troy Wood and Rachel Hosna

 

Creating a Southwest Seed Partnership to Implement the National Seed Strategy in New Mexico and Arizona

Melanie Gisler*, Kathryn Kennedy, Zoe Davidson, and Cameron Weber

 

Expanding Seeds of Success to Build a Sustainable Seed Network in the Eastern United States

Shanyn Siegel

 

WEDNESDAY 10:00 – 12:00   CABINET   NATIVE SEED COLLECTION TOOLS

 

Weather and Climate Tools for Rangeland Restoration Planning and Management

Stuart Hardegree*, Corey Moffet, John Abatzoglou, Katherine Hegewisch, Roger Sheley, and Mark Brunson

 

Matching seed to site by climate similarity: tools to prioritize plant materials development and use

Kyle Doherty*, Troy Wood, Bradley Butterfield

 

How do I find seeds?!: Using AIM and other datasets to locate viable collection populations

Jessa Davis

 

Elements of an Ecologically Designed Seed Mix for Tallgrass Prairie Plantings

Greg Houseal

 

Mixing and matching: Composition and diversity of commercially available seed mixes compared with remnant and restored tallgrass prairies

Rebecca S. Barak*, Eric V Lonsdorf, and Daniel J. Larkin

 

WEDNESDAY 1:30 – 3:00   PALLADIAN   PANEL DISCUSSION

 

Panel: Seed Industry Perspectives

Seed Industry Perspectives on the National Seed Strategy 

Robby Henes, Southwest Seed

 

Native Grass and Forb Seed Production Dryland (non-irrigated) Lands

Mark Mustoe, Clearwater Seed

 

Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center

Steve Parr, Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center

 

Time… the Real Cost in Producing Seed

Blake Curtis, Curtis & Curtis Seed

 

WEDNESDAY 1:20 – 3:00   BLUE ROOM   PLANT ESTABLISHMENT

 

The Role of Germination in Early Plant Establishment: Characterization of Germination Syndromes in a Highly Variable Field Environment

Stuart Hardegree*, Corey Moffet, Christine Walters, Roger Sheley

 

When and Where to Seed? Effects of Sowing Time and Relative Prairie Quality on First Year Establishment of 23 Native Prairie Species

Sarah Krock*, Sarah Hamman

 

Comparing Seeding Rates and Timing of Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) in Utah

Danny Summers* and Kevin Gunnell

 

Use of abscisic acid to enhance the survival of fall sown seeds

Matthew Madsen*, William Richardson, Ryan Call, Bruce Roundy

 

Comparing competition intensity between heterospecific and conspecific seedling pairings: what story do the roots have to tell?

Alicia Foxx

 

WEDNESDAY 1:20 – 3:00   CONGRESSIONAL   SEED SELLECTION TOOLS

 

Symposium: Selecting the Right Seed: New Decision-support Tools for Selecting Taxa and Seed Sources for Current and Future Site Conditions

Climate-smart Seedlot Selection Tool: Seed sources for restoration in the 21st Century

Brad St.Clair*, Glenn Howe, and Dominique Bachelet

 

Techniques to determine subspecies composition of Artemisia tridentata from seed and seed chaff

Bryce Richardson, Alicia Boyd, Tanner Tobiasson and Nancy Shaw

 

Suitability for seed farming as part of a traits-based selection tool for promoting native cover crops in Mediterranean agroecosystems: A case study from Spanish olive orchards

Stephanie Frischie*, Borja Jimenez-Alfaro, Cándido Galvez Ramirez

 

Nativerevegetation.org: new comprehensive online resources for revegetation practitioners

Matt Horning

 

WEDNESDAY 1:20 – 3:00   CABINET   COMMUNICATION AND PARTNERSHIPS

 

The #OhiaLove Project: Banking Seeds of a Hawaiian Keystone Species during the Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death Crisis

Marian M. Chau*, Matthew Keir, Timothy Kroessig, Jill Wagner

 

Trained Extension Volunteers Produce High-Quality Native Seed

Sara Tangren and Jim Drews

 

Enhancing the Edibility of New England’s Landscapes with Native Species

Russ Cohen

 

Madrean Archipelago Plant Propagation Initiative: A Strategy in Regional Plant Material Availability and Resiliency

Francesca Claverie* and Allegra Mount

 

Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation through Prisons

Stacy Moore, Shannon Swim*

 

THURSDAY 8:00 – 9:30   PALLADIAN   SYMPOSIUM

 

Overcoming the effects of plant blindness with education and outreach

Seventeen years of plant blindness: Is our vision improving?

Elisabeth Schussler

 

Visibility of plants under the Endangered Species Act: Causes and Implications

Vivian Negrón-Ortiz

 

Influencing the Federal Budget Process: How to Advocate for Conservation Funding

Cameron Witten

 

Federal policies and funding for plants

Rob Bradner

 

THURSDAY 8:00 – 9:30   BLUE ROOM   SEED AROUND THE WORLD

 

Symposium: Get Smart in Using Native Seed – the International Network for Seed-based Restoration

Introduction to the International Network for Seed-based Restoration (INSR)

Kingsley Dixon

 

Challenges and opportunities for seed-based restoration strategies in Chile

Cara Nelson

 

Addressing Seed Challenges in Lebanon and Jordan

Karma Bouazza*, Khaled Sleem, Mohammad Nsour, and Anthony S. Davis

 

Agroforestry and Citizen Science in Togo, West Africa

Becca Lieberg*, Anthony S. Davis

 

Native plant propagation for restoring rangelands

Alicia Melgoza*, Carlos Morales, Otilia Rivera

 

THURSDAY 8:00 – 9:30   CONGRESSIONAL   SYMPOSIUM

 

Texas Ecotype Approach to Commercial Native Seed Provision and Ecosystem Restoration

Forrest S. Smith

 

Seed Production Strategies for South Texas

John Reilley

 

Keith A. Pawelek

Anthony D. Falk

Colin S. Shackelford

John R. Bow

 

THURSDAY 8:00 – 9:30   CABINET   SEED STORAGE

Does Frozen Storage Change the Germination Performance of Native Southwestern Forb Species?

Alexandra Seglias* and Andrea Kramer

 

The Effect of Seed Storage and Water Balance Characteristics on Seed Germination Success in 26 Ficus Species from Tropical and Subtropical South China

 Huayang Chen, Imeña Valdes, Ying Chen, Xiaoyin Wang and Uromi M. Goodale*

 

Picking from the Past in Preparation for a Pest: Assessing the Potential for Herbarium Seeds to Combat ROD

Dustin Wolkis* and Susan Deans

 

THURSDAY 10:00 – 11:00   PALLADIAN   PROCUREMENT

 

How can California Benefit from the National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration

David Gilpin

 

Procurement and Contracting Challenges for the Seed Industry

Ed Kleiner

 

Natives First – A Native Vegetation Standard for the Conservation Title of the Farm Bill

Jef Hodges

 

THURSDAY 10:00 – 11:00   BLUE ROOM   SYMPOSIUM

 

Just how well do we use native seed in ecological restoration?

Kingsley Dixon and Simone Pedrini

 

Native seed production – the role of botanic gardens

Sara Oldfield, Katherine O’Donnell and Xiangyin Wen

 

NASSTEC: an EU training initiative in native seeds production and use for grassland restoration

Marcello De Vitis, Giles Laverack, Costantino Bonomi

 

THURSDAY 10:00 – 11:00   CABINET   SEEDS OF SUCCESS

Seed Collections for Coastal Restorations in the East

Clara Holmes, Amanda Faucette, Michael Piantedosi

 

Seeds of Success (SOS) Web Portal for Documenting Seed Collections

Michael O’Neal* and Megan Haidet

 

Looking to BLM Seeds of Success as a Model and Partner to Secure Native Crop Wild Relatives

Stephanie Greene*, Colin Khoury, Karen Williams