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An introduction to the Colorado Plateau Native Plant InitiativeAuthor(s): Wayne Padgett; Peggy Olwell; Scott Lambert
Source: In: Riley, L. E.; Pinto, J. R.; Dumroese, R. K., tech. cords. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations-2009. Proc. RMRS-P-62. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 8-13.
Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe Colorado Plateau Ecoregion is occupied by a variety of ecosystems requiring restoration activities following natural and human-caused disturbances. The Colorado Plateau Native Plant Initiative, included in the BLM Native Plant Materials Development Program, was established as a part of the Seeds of Success program. This program is a partnership between USDI Bureau of Land Management, Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew, Richmond, United Kingdom), other federal agencies, and conservation organizations that focus on the collection, conservation, and development of native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating, and restoring lands in the US. Opportunities and challenges for this program have been identified, and the vision, goals, and objectives that address these and more are being incorporated into a 5-year strategy and action plan. Advisory teams and working groups have been identified and their roles outlined in order for the program to reach its goals and objectives for restoring native ecosystems within the Colorado Plateau.
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CitationPadgett, Wayne; Olwell, Peggy; Lambert, Scott. 2010. An introduction to the Colorado Plateau Native Plant Initiative. In: Riley, L. E.; Pinto, J. R.; Dumroese, R. K., tech. cords. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations-2009. Proc. RMRS-P-62. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 8-13.
Keywordsecosystem diversity, native plant materials, native plant seeds, restoration, rehabilitation
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