The right seed in the right place at the right time.
Extreme weather events are increasing in frequency, intensity and impact across the United States. With Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria in the South, and serious drought conditions and altered fire regimes in the West, landscape architects and restoration ecologists must be able to respond quickly to landscape-scale ecological changes with appropriate native seed resources. The National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration 2015- 2020 provides a plan for restoration of public and private lands at all scales and a coordinated approach for federal, tribal, state, and private entities to develop and deliver genetically appropriate plant materials for restoring resilient native plant communities and sustainable ecosystems. Our mission is to ensure commercial availability of genetically appropriate seed to restore viable and productive plant communities and sustainable ecosystems.
The Business Plan is a companion document to the Strategy designed to encourage private sector cooperation. The plan’s intent is to help agencies & partners direct financial resources to implement the Strategy.