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Nurseries and Seed Extractories

"A bed of Northern Red Oak seedlings."
Northern red oak seedlings.  USDA Forest Service image.

Forest Service nurseries and seed extractories provide locally adapted plants and seed for reforestation projects, provide an assured source of desirable species and stock types for restoring native ecosystems, and maintain the agency’s position as a conservation leader.

The Forest Service nursery system supports the agency’s mission to restore and retain ecosystem health throughout our 193-million-acre domain and also ensures the future of biological diversity on federal lands. Forest Service nurseries are an Agency-wide asset and have been integral to the management of National Forest resources for over 100 years. The Agency maintains six financed nurseries, most with seed extractory capabilities, as well as two stand-alone seed extractories. These facilities process seed and grow a variety of bareroot and containerized seedlings of native trees and a host of native shrubs, grasses, forbs, and other herbaceous plants used to propagate locally-adapted plant materials on National Forest System lands.

Financed Nurseries and Seed Extractories

Facility Region Address Nursery Seed Extractory
Coeur d’Alene Nursery R-1 3600 Nursery Road
Coeur d'Alene Idaho, 83815
C. E. Bessey Nursery R-2 40637 River Loop
Halsey, NE 69142
Lucky Peak Nursery R-4 15169 E Highway 21
Boise, Idaho, 83716
Placerville Nursery R-5 2375 Fruitridge Rd
Camino, CA 95709
J. Herbert Stone Nursery R-6 2606 Old Stage Rd
Central Point, OR 97502
Bend Seed Extractory R-6 63095 Deschutes Market Road
Bend, OR 97701
Ashe Seed Extractory R-8 368 Ashe Nursery Road
Brooklyn, MS 39425
J.W. Toumey Nursery R-9 E23985 Old US 2 E
Watersmeet, MI, 49969