Developing Herbaceous Plant Materials for the Great Basin
Over the last decade over 3.3 million acres were seeded in the Great Basin largely in response to wildfire. During the same interval the proportion of native plant materials used in reseeding has increased dramatically such that over half the seed volume comes from native rather than introduced species. However, due to high cost and limited quantities native herbaceous species represent just a fraction of the total. For example, in 2010 herbaceous forbs represented 9% of the Bureau of Land Management Seed buy and native forbs just 5% of that fraction. The Great Basin Native Plant Selection and Increase Project seeks to increase the variety and quantity of native herbaceous forbs through selecting appropriate species, developing cultural practices, and providing stock seed and technology transfer to private industry for commercial seed production.
GSD Principal Investigators
|Shaw, Nancy||Research Botanist||208-373-4360|
Cooperators and Sponsors
Bureau of Land Management
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources