[PCA] WEBINAR TOMORROW: An Assessment of Native Seed Needs and Capacities: Interim Report Webinar; Nov 13, 2020; 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET

Carr, Amanda (Mandie) N ancarr at blm.gov
Thu Nov 12 14:42:40 CST 2020

REMINDER: Please join us in attending tomorrow’s webinar showcasing the National Academy of Science’s interim report on native seed needs and capacities! Details below.


*Webinar date/time: TOMORROW, Friday November 13, 2020; 12:30-1:30 PM ET

*Duration: 1 hour

*What will you learn?

The bust and boom nature of the demand for native seed contributes to a volatile market already challenged by the sheer diversity of native seed needed to address restoration projects in many different geographies and climates across the United States. Native plant seed is needed not only after disasters but also to improve the resilience of natural landscapes, including overgrazed land, roadsides, and stream valleys. Native seed are increasingly sought for “green” infrastructure projects in urban areas and by advocates for wildlife, including native pollinators, to create the critical, diverse plant habitats that provide food and shelter. This report provides a broad overview of the demand for and supply of native plants seeds and poses questions about the reasons for native seed shortages that lead to the use of less locally-adapted seed, including non-native plant seeds. The report sets the stage for a second data-collection phase, about to begin.

*Presenter: Dr. Susan P. Harrison, Committee Chair, University of California, Davis

*Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-assessment-of-native-seed-needs-and-capacities-interim-report-webinar-tickets-125369067255

*Details, including pdf of interim report: https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/an-assessment-of-native-seed-needs-and-capacities

*Webinar hosted by: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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