USDA NRCS Plant Materials Center
Plant Materials Centers (PMCs), based in ecologically distinct service areas, work with Plant Materials Specialists to seek out and test plants and plant technologies that restore and sustain healthy natural ecosystems; conserve and enhance critical wildlife habitat; mitigate diverse environmental and natural resource concerns; provide economic and socially acceptable solutions; and support a safer human environment. PMCs evaluate plants for conservation traits and make these materials available to commercial growers who provide plant materials to the public. Centers also develop innovative techniques for land managers to use in managing a variety of conservation plants.
Derek Tilley, Plant Materials Center Manager
USDA-NRCS, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center
PO Box 296
Aberdeen, ID 83210-0296
Phone: (208) 397-4133, ext. 104
GBNPP Research Project(s):
Forb Islands: Possible Techniques to Improve Forb Seedling Establishment for Diversifying Sagebrush-Steppe Communities
Aberdeen Plant Materials Center Activities
Tilley, D. 2015. Aberdeen plant materials center report of activities. In: Kilkenny, Francis; Halford, Anne; Malcomb, Alexis. 2015. Great Basin Native Plant Project: 2014 Progress Report. Boise, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 90-91.
Tilley, Derek J. 2015. Notice of release of Amethyst Germplasm hoaty tansyaster: Selected class of natural germplasm. Native Plants Journal. 16(1): 54-59.
Tilley, Derek J. 2015. Seed production and field establishment of hoary tansyaster (Machaeranthera canescens). Native Plants Journal. 16(1): 61-66.
Tilley, Derek. 2014. Release brochure for Amethyst Germplasm Hoary Tansyaster (Machaeranthera canescens). Aberdeen, ID: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 2 p.
Tilley, Derek; Ogle, Dan; St. John, Loren. 2014. Plant Guide for hoary tansyaster (Machaeranthera canescens). Aberdeen, ID: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 4 p.