Northwest Plant Materials
The IAE Northwest Plant Materials Program works with partners throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond to improve the availability of plant materials, primarily seeds, for restoration and management of native habitats and species. We form partnerships, including formal partnerships such as the Willamette Valley Native Plant Partnership and North Coast Native Plant Partnership, with a wide variety of organizations to improve seed markets and stabilize the supply of and demand for native seeds. To enhance the species and genetic diversity of plants available for habitat restoration, we collect seed from the wild and increase it through carefully managed, source-identified agricultural production. We convene seed producers and users through the Native Seed Network and the National Native Seed Conference.
- Interested in learning more about how you can grow native plants from seed? Visit our informational guide and FAQ page.