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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.

USDI BLM Plant Conservation Program


Fred Edwards, BLM Great Basin Ecoregional Coordinator
USDI Bureau of Land Management

Nevada State Office
1340 Financial Blvd
Reno, NV 89502

Phone: (702) 515-5258

Peggy Olwell, BLM Plant Conservation Lead
USDI Bureau of Land Management
Div. of Fish, Wildlife & Plant Conservation

1849 C Street NW (LSB-204)
Washington, DC 20240

Phone: (202) 912-7273


Peggy Olwell leads the Bureau of Land Management's Plant Conservation Program, which covers the interagency Native Plant Materials Development Program, including Seeds of Success and BLM rare plants.

Peggy also coordinates the only national program on native seed collection and native plant materials development conducted on an eco-regional basis. There are over 500 partners from Federal, State, and local government agencies, private sector companies as well as non-profit organizations working on various aspects of this program. The Great Basin Native Plant Selection and Increase Project is one of several eco-regional projects funded through the BLM Plant Conservation Program.

Associated Publications:



Oldfield, Sara; Olwell, Peggy. 2015. The right seed in the right place at the right time. BioScience. 65(10): 955-956.