[MPWG] Assessment of Native Seed Needs and Capacity

Prescott, Leah lprescott at blm.gov
Fri Nov 16 09:14:42 CST 2018

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National
Academies) will design and carry out an assessment of federal, state,
tribal and private sector needs and capacity for using and supplying native
plant seeds for ecological restoration and other purposes. The 2-year
assessment will focus on the western continental United States and
incorporate information from assessments of other U.S. regions, as
available, towards the goal of a nationwide perspective.

*The National Academies are seeking suggestions for individuals to serve as
members of the assessment committee*. The members of the committee who will
be selected by the President of the National Academy of Sciences will serve
as unpaid volunteers (travel is supported), and will carry out information
gathering and synthesis with the help of a dedicated Academies staff team.
The significant workload includes active participation in meetings, phone
calls, and webinars, and writing, reviewing, and revising the committee’s
reports.  Expertise is sought in the following categories:

native seed demand and supply, ecological restoration, landscape
architecture, native plant conservation, genetics and ecology, seed
procurement, seed collection, seed extractories, permitting and
certification, seed production and handling, seed storage,
agricultural/conservation economics, survey methodology, and network

*Submit suggestions for committee members through Nov. 30, 2018 via the
following link:*


To be notified of future announcements and the progress of the study, send
an email with contact information to seedneeds at nas.edu.  The National
Academies is a private, not-for-profit organization established by Congress
and President Lincoln in 1863 to provide independent, unbiased,
authoritative advice to the nation on matters of science, engineering, and
public health.

Leah Prescott
Bureau of Land Management
Plant Conservation & Restoration Program
Data Coordinator

National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration
Plant Conservation Alliance <http://www.plantconservationalliance.org/>
Seeds of Success
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