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The National Forest Genetics Lab (NFGEL) FY16 Annual Report
Posted January 9, 2017
The National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL) provides genetic testing and information for integrated solutions to on-the-ground problems faced by natural resource managers and policy makers. NFGEL has published their Fiscal Year 2016 Annual report describing the laboratory's activities and accomplishments.
Their work guided restoration and conservation efforts, identified mislabeled reforestation material and unwanted hybrids between native and exotic species, and determined if tested plants were species and/or varieties that warranted special protection.
New Website: Western Center for Native Plant Conservation and Restoration Science
Posted December 27, 2016
The health of ecosystems across the West is increasingly impacted by many factors including climate change and drought. This is challenging land managers with a pressing need for more science-based, integrated restoration methods. To meet that challenge, scientists from the three western U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service’s research stations – Pacific Northwest (PNW), Pacific Southwest (PSW), and Rocky Mountain (RMRS) Research Stations – chartered a collaborative group called the Western Center for Native Plant Conservation and Restoration Science (WCNP).
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