This proceedings is a compilation of 30 papers that were presented at the regional meetings of the Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations in the United States in 2003. The Western Forest and Conservation Nursery Association meeting was held at the Coeur d'Alene Inn in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, June 9 to 12. The meeting was hosted by the USDA Forest Service, Coeur d'Alene Nursery. Morning technical sessions were followed by field trips to Coeur d'Alene Nursery, restoration outplantings on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation, and Plants of the Wild Nursery. The Northeastern Forest and Conservation Nursery Association meeting occurred July 14 to 17 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Illinois. The meeting was hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Mason State Nursery. In addition to technical sessions, a tour of the Mason State Nursery was included. Subject matter for both sessions included nursery culturing, harvesting, and storage; fertilization; seed transfer, collection, and processing; and native species propagation.
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