THE SCIENCE OF SEED MOVEMENT AND SEED TRANSFER DEVELOPMENT IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES

Author: 
Kilkenny, Francis F.
Publisher: 
Society for Range Management
Publication Year: 
2018
Description: 
Seed transfer guidelines are tools that help ensure that seed used in reforestation and restoration is "genetically appropriate" � adapted to local environmental conditions and reproductively compatible with remnant local populations. These tools have been used to guide reforestation practice for nearly a century in forestry, and have recently been adopted for use in the restoration and conservation of non-forest ecosystems,�particularly rangelands. In the last 15 years seed transfer guidelines have been constructed for a number of postfire restoration workhorse species in the Great Basin of the western United States. One of the primary goals of the Great Basin Native Plant Project, a partnership between United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and over 25 other cooperating groups, is to continue producing seed transfer guidelines for Great Basin restoration species. This talk will give an overview of what we can learn from seed transfer development and use in the Great Basin, and present a vision for the future of seed transfer in a rapidly changing world.
Conference Name: 
SRM Reno, NV
Conference Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Resource Type: 
Text
Document Type: 
Conference Proceedings
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