Native Plant Propagation
The BR Native Plant Nursery
What started as one greenhouse has grown into a full-blown propagation operation. Since its inception in 2012, the BR Native Plant Nursery has produced over 40,000 native plants for landscape restoration in/on national parks and monuments, public lands, private ranches, and backyard landscapes.
Through our efforts, we seek to:
- Boost regional restoration efforts by lowering the costs: Restoration will become more cost effective as we increase the availability of native plant material, improve recruitment and restoration success, and provide information on best practices.
- Lead regional research in native plant materials: We study cleaning, storage, and curation techniques for seed research; germination and propagation requirements for horticulture research; and perform experimental grow outs for restoration research.
- Increase the availability of priority native plant materials for habitat restoration: With our partners we identify priority species using biological assessments and collect and propagate those materials for plants and seed production.
- Provide data tracking for plant materials: The BR database tracks materials in every stage, from seed to propagation to field grow-outs. This information is available to researchers, practitioners, and partners and helps inform decision making.
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Our rapidly expanding dream is to make restoration-quality plant materials available to all types of users; from large federal government contracts to backyard gardeners. As a result, we offer many levels of involvement and participation.
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