[SOS-PCA] SOS Call Notes: April 3, 2012

Haidet, Margaret MAHaidet at blm.gov
Tue Apr 10 15:57:27 CDT 2012

SOS Call Notes from April 3, 2012


-          Refresh your understanding of SOS for 2012

-          All must be familiar with Protocol

-          Understand minimum seed collection quantities (at least 10,000, sampled from 50+ plants, while not sampling more than 20% of the viable seed on the day of collection)

-          Familiarize with the "how-to" documents on the SOS Website

Revised Data Form

-          Please use the new datasheet for all 2012 collections

-          NOTE: date has changed to the American format (MM/DD/YY)

-          Location details should provide specific driving directions from office/town/known site to collection site

-          Associated species should list scientific names, not common names

-          Include data regarding herbarium specimens, when applicable

-          Include species identification information on all datasheets

SOS Training Courses
                Seed Collection for Conservation and Restoration, April 24-26, 2012, Las Vegas, NV

-          Primarily for BLM mentors beginning new seed collection programs

-          If you are registered, you should have received all information from Lori Young
                Seed Collection for Conservation and Restoration, June 18-22, 2012, Chicago, IL

-          For Chicago Botanic Garden Conservation & Land Management Interns

Priority Species for Collection

-          Largely up to the field office to determine, though target species lists must be sent to National Office early in collection season

-          Consider local restoration and rehabilitation priorities, wildlife obligate species (sage grouse, etc.), pollinator species, forbs

-          Send target species list and estimated number of collections to the SOS National Office

Bend Update:

-          Still on schedule for the completing processing be end of April/beginning of May

-          100% complete (processing, testing, packaging, shipped):

o   AZ, CP1, ID, MT, NM, RMRS, WY

-          Partially complete

o   CA = 22%, CO = 98%, NV = 15%, OR = 43%, UT = 64%

Next call - Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Megan Haidet
Seeds of Success
National Collection Curator

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