PROACTIVE STEPS TAKEN BY THE SEED INDUSTRY TO ADVANCE THE NATIONAL NATIVE SEED STRATEGY

Author: 
Kleiner, Ed S.
Publisher: 
Society for Range Management
Publication Year: 
2018
Description: 
Scientific advancement in plant genetics is revealing diversity within species across their geographic distribution.� There is consensus between scientists and the federal land agencies that this diversity should be taken into account when choosing seed sources for restoration work.� The National Native Seed Strategy lays out a path to move towards developing seed sources to reflect this diversity.� The seed industry has partnered with the Plant material centers to isolate and increase native seed inventories to reflect this diversity. �In turn, these increases can be moved into the private sector for largescale cultivation and marketing.� �Scientists are developing seed transfer zones (STZ�s) for important species that will define and limit the areas where seed can be moved.� These seed transfer zones are also being used for the movement of native collections directly to the market.�� There is also a proliferation in local source collection contracts in the immediate vicinity of projects such as mines, highways, fires, and other disturbances.� This presentation briefly reviews examples of these activities and the proactive roles that the seed industry can play in moving the national seed strategy forward.
Conference Name: 
SRM Reno, NV
Conference Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Resource Type: 
Text
Document Type: 
Conference Proceedings
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