2020 Conference

Please join us on December 8-9 from 9:00 a.m-11:30 a.m. for our 2020 Virtual Conference

The conference will cover current topics under three main areas, “Ecotypes: Research, Policy & Practice.”

Keynote Speaker:

Francis Kilkenny, a research biologist with the U.S. Forest Service will be speaking about the science of restoration seed-sourcing in a changing world.


If you prefer to send a check, simply contact us to confirm registration details and mail a check to:
Southern Rockies Seed Network
P.O. Box 212, Ft. Collins, CO 80522

Conference Agenda

December 8, 2020

9:00 a.m.     Welcome

9:15 a.m.       Whither Provenance? The Science of Restoration Seed-Sourcing in a Changing World–Francis Kilkenny, PhD, Research Biologist with the U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

10:00 a.m.    Southern Rockies Seed Network’s ProgramsJohn Giordanengo & Ashley Bruner, SRSN

10:20 a.m.      Break

10:30 a.m.     Can Alpine Species “Bank” on Conservation-Alexandra Seglias, Seed Conservation, Research Associate, Denver Botanic Gardens

11:00 a.m.     Lessons from Twenty Years of Native Seed Collection and Increase- David Hirt,  Plant Ecologist Boulder County Parks & Open Space & Lynn Riedel, Plant Ecologist City of Boulder Parks & Open Space

11:30 a.m.     Adjournment

December 9, 2020

9:00 a.m.     Welcome

9:05 a.m.   Strategic Seed Reserve Feasibility Study Results

9:30 a.m.   Ecotypic Site Restoration for the White River National Forest-Randy Mandel, Principal Ecologist, Ramboll

9:55 a.m.    Break

10:00 a.m.  Starting Small: an Inside to a Growing Native Plant Materials Program at Jefferson County Open Space-Anthony Massaro, Jefferson County Open Space

10:25 a.m.  Plant Community Responses to Post-Fire Restoration after the High Park Fire- John Giordanengo, Aloterra Services

11:00 a.m.  SRSN thank you and adjournment

Thanks to our Conference Sponsors

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