Native Seed Network


About the Conference

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2024 Conference February 7-8, Virtual

The National Native Seed Conference connects Research, Industry, Land Management, and Restoration professionals, providing the premier opportunity to develop relationships and share information about the collection, research and development, production, and use of native plant materials.

The Native Seed Network is the force behind the National Native Seed Conference. The conference is the largest event in the world focused on native seed. It is a treasured gathering that connects research, industry, land management, and restoration professionals to share information, gain new perspectives, and build networks to increase the successful use of native seed on the landscape.

Since the first meeting in 2010, the conference is recognized as the leading forum for the latest research and activity in the following subjects:

  • Species selection and seed collection
  • Plant material evaluation and seed zone determination
  • Field establishment and cultural practices
  • Commercial native seed production
  • Storage and distribution solutions
  • Current methods for successful habitat restoration & rehabilitation
  • Ecoregional native plant materials programs
  • Economics and policies supporting restoration & rehabilitation

An overriding theme of the conference is practical information with direct implications for management. It presents a unique opportunity to exchange information among groups confronting the same issues in different parts of the world.

The last conference was held in March 2023 in Washington, D.C.

Explore – 2017 National Native Seed Conference

Many thanks to our sponsors for financial contributions supporting the National Native Seed Conference.

We’re seeking sponsors to help cover production costs of the next meeting

Conference Praise

“This conference is a great mix of restoration practitioners, seed collectors, seed growers, and researchers, all united in the goal of restoring native plants in disturbed systems. My favorite conference of all time!”

“Best conference I have ever attended! Lots of energy from people passionate about native plant communities and habitat and restoration; participating in conference provided affirmation!”

“One of the best and most relevant conferences I have ever attended. Looking forward to the next one.”

“The community feel of this conference really stands out. It’s a diverse collection of people from many different places and backgrounds but it definitely feels like one big family.”

“The most effective get together of industry, practitioners, and users of Native seed I have ever attended!”

“I was re-inspired in my native plant conservation program! Really enjoyed hearing about all the research into what materials (native winners!) may be developed to go on the ground for successful restoration. Loved the networking opportunities!”

“This conference brings the right people together to make a difference.  Unparalleled gathering of seed sellers, users, and researchers.  I’ve never learned so much useful information in 3 days.”

“This is a very important conference for land managers, industry, research, and seed producers/seed users.  The conference organizers are to be congratulated on contributing to the advances in this resource area.”

“This was the best professional meeting I have attended in years!”