Our Key Programs

Plant Materials Development;

Our primary goal is to increase the quality and quantity of native ecotypic plant materials available for ecological restoration and similar conservation work in Colorado and Wyoming.

Southern Rockies Seed Network’s Key Programs:
• Improving consistency and quantity in demand (pooled demand among many partners)
• Enhancing the capacity to produce ecotypic plant materials in our region
• Collaborative research
• Facilitating the production/increase of seed and container stock

Click below to learn more about the important strategies of SRSN:
The Southern Rockies Seed Network Operational Plan

Ecological Restoration Training Program
In collaboration with community partners such as Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, City of Boulder, and others, SRSN develops and hosts trainings and workshops in ecological restoration, plant materials harvesting, and related activities.  View our current training materials here

Want to Schedule a Training?
To learn more about our diverse set of training programs, and to schedule one for your organization, contact us!

Program & Restoration Successes
  • Created the Native Plant Materials Yellowpages & Ethical Plant Harvest Guidelines
  • Completed habitat restoration on the Big Thompson River
  • Completed nine plant materials collection projects and 18 native species in our plant production cycle
  • Developed a Citizen Science program to track remnant plant populations needed to supply materials for future increase.
  • Volunteers and seasonal staff logged over 45 plant populations across the Colorado Front Range

Each year we conduct multiple trainings, including: plant materials collection, remnant plant community identification and tracking, ecological restoration, and a willow i.d. workshop, contact us to learn more!

There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm. The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value.”~ Theodore Roosevelt, 1910