“Conservation is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution.”~ Aldo Leopold

Ecotype Definition:

“Plant materials from a genetically distinct geographic area, adapted to specific environmental conditions.”

Distinct genotypes (or populations) within a species resulting from adaptation to specific local environmental conditions, capable of interbreeding with other ecotypes or epitypes of the same species.


The Southern Rockies Seed Network is working continually to develop, source, and provide technical resources to our partners.  Below is a brief list of resources we have available for our partners.

If you have other resources you would like to see shared with the partnership, please send them to


Plants & Restoration Guides

Guidelines for the Ethical Harvest of Plant Materials

Willow and Cottonwood Restoration Guide

Plant Materials YellowPages (list of vendors carrying plant materials)

Erosion Control Training Handout

Living Streambanks: A Manual of Bioengineering Treatments for Colorado Streams