Native Seed in Restoration Workshop

Native Seed in Restoration Workshop

SER The Society for Ecological Restoration are presenting this workshop. March 8th 2022 from 5pm to 10pm GMT.

If you are interested in learning about native seed in restoration you can book here

Native Seed in Restoration Workshop

Date/location: March 8, 2022

Virtual (Zoom event)

What will you learn?

The workshop will bring together experts working in seed-based restoration around the world to discuss key elements of the native seed supply chain. This event is organized in conjunction with INSR, BLM, SER, TNC, and with assistance from the Great Basin Fire Science Exchange.

Event Schedule

Session 1 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm US Mountain Time (UTC -7) That is 17:00 – 19:00 GMT

10:00-10:10 Welcome
Bethanie Walder, Executive Director, Society for Ecological Restoration

10:10 -10:25 The National Seed Strategy Update
Peggy Olwell, Plant Conservation and Restoration Program Lead, Bureau of Land Management

10:25 – 10:40 The Brazilian Native Seed Sector: Participation, Capabilities and Perspectives for Large-Scale Landscape Restoration 
Danilo Urzedo, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge

10:40 – 10:55 Introduction to the European Native Seed Producers Association
Jojanneke Bijkerk, Owner, Cruydt-Hoeck and President, European Native Seed Producers Association

10:55 – 11:00    Break

11:00 – 11:15 Bureau of Land Management IDIQ Procurement System and Forward Contracting for Native Seed Production
Anne Halford, Idaho State Botanist, Bureau of Land Management

11:15 – 11:30 Assessing Native Seed Needs: Carson City District, NV
Kevin Badik, Rangeland Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy, Nevada

11:30 – 11:45 Native Seed Partnerships: Connecting Plant Materials with Restoration Practitioners
Alexis Larsen, Native Seed Partnership Coordinator, Institute for Applied Ecology

11:45 – 12:00 Improving Seeding Success of Indian Ricegrass by Enhancing Natural Bet-hedging Germination Strategies
Matthew Madsen, Associate Professor, Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Brigham Young University

Session 2 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm US Mountain Time (UTC -7) That is 20:00 to 22:00 GMT

1:00-1:10 Introduction
Nancy Shaw, Board Chair, International Network for Seed-based Restoration and Research Botanist (emeritus), US Forest Service

1:10-1:25 Seed Pelleting for Small-seeded Native Species
Simone Pedrini, Postdoctoral Researcher, Curtin University

1:25-1:40 Innovative Restoration Efforts in the Sagebrush Sea
Olga Kildisheva, Project Manager, Sagebrush Sea Program, The Nature Conservancy

1:40-1:55 Insights from the Australian Native Seed Report
Paul Gibson-Roy, Ecological Restoration Manager, Kalbar Resources

1:55-2:00         Break

2:15-2:30 Seed Planning, Sourcing, and Procurement for Seedbanking and Restoration Needs
Vicky Erikson, Geneticist, US Forest Service

2:30-2:45 Improving Forb Availability in Wyoming: Beginning with Forb Dormancy Break
Maggie Eshleman, Restoration Scientist, The Nature Conservancy 

2:00-2:15 2021 Herbicide Protection Seed Technology and Rangeland Drill Trial at Juniper Hills Preserve
Jessie Griffen, Restoration Project Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy 

2:45-3:00 A New Perspective and Approach to Ecosystem Restoration: A Seed Enhancement Technology Guide and Case Study
Lauren Svejcar, Postdoctoral Research Ecologist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service

CERPs/CERPITs: this event is pre-approved for 4 CECs.


  1. Brenda Mullin

    I would like to prepare a patch of ground in my garden with wildflower. It’s now mid april. Is it too late to plant seeds and have blooms this summer and I live near coast in Portrush, what blend/s would you recommend?

    1. True Harvest Seeds

      Hi Brenda,
      It’s not too late to start preparations for blooms next summer. You’ll need to get the ground ready, prepare a nice seed bed for the seeds. This means getting rid of grass and other plants you don’t want, so you’re left with a fine tilth to sow into. Ideally you can sow a mix in late summer. You can include with it yellow rattle seed if you think grass will be a recurring problem, which it usually is in a perennial flower bed and you’ll want to keep weeding out docks/brambles/thistles that usually come up naturally. What else you have in the mix depends on what you want, soil type and aspect. Our Bee/Butterfly/Bird mix is designed as an all rounder. We are developing other mixes which will be along too. If you have a specific mix in mind get in touch and i’ll see what i can make up for you.
      I wanted to add. You can sow an annual mix right now and you’ll get blooms in summer. Corn marigold, should give you a display of bright yellow daisies.
      Hope this helps. It’s a huge topic, with many variables and lots of reading up can be done around the subject.
      Best wishes, Debbie

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