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322 East Front Street
Boise, ID, 83702
United States


Providing the knowledge and technology required to improve the availability of native plant materials for restoring diverse native plant communities across the Great Basin.

Sagebrush Seedlings and Plantings


The Great Basin-Native Plant Project and Fire Science Exchange, the BLM Plant Conservation Program, the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, and the Society for Ecological Restoration Great Basin Chapter are excited to bring you this webinar series on seeding and restoration that will provide an opportunity to highlight and discuss current research, case-studies, and tools that help inform applied restoration opportunities throughout the Great Basin. These webinars are free and open to the public. We encourage the participation of resource professionals, managers, cooperators, and partners interested in broadening the discussion of how these tools are relevant to sustaining our restoration investments at both ecological and economical scales. Please visit the Great Basin Fire Science Exchange website ( for current and past webinar series.


The Lucky Peak Nursery, managed by the USDA Forest Service in Boise, ID, has been producing dryland shrubs for almost sixty years for restoration plantings on public lands throughout the Great Basin. The clients provide the seed for the production of the one-year seedlings.

The Target Plant Concept (TPC) incorporates five variables: Objectives and constraints, Limiting factors on the outplanting site, Stocktype, Source of plant material, and Outplanting and follow-up practices that should be considered as determining factors for how, where, and when nursery stock are produced for restoration projects.

Local native seeds are becoming an increasingly important component for rehabilitation treatment resiliency in the face of extreme weather events, increasing fire frequency and severity, and for restoring and improving habitat for sagebrush-obligate wildlife species.

Conserving shrub-steppe habitat for sagebrush associated wildlife species, such as Greater sage grouse, is increasingly challenging for land managers. Repeated wildfires and the pervasive presence of non-native plants have combined to impact the quality and functionality of the land as wildlife habitat.