Responding to an ever-increasing need for native and ecotypic plant materials

The Southern Rockies Seed Network became established in 2014 as a regional collaborative partnership to develop native ecotypic plant material for ecological restoration and conservation projects. Our mission is to preserve the genetic integrity of our native flora through collaborative planning for plant materials development. We are a 501(c)(3) regional collaborative partnership created to improve the diversity and quantity of ecotypic plant materials.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our partners and collaborators include:

  • Restoration practitioners
  • Multi-level government entities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Seed growers & distributors
  • Nurseries
  • Researchers
  • And many others

Anyone interested in improving our collective capacity to enhance the quality and quantity of native ecotypic plant material in the Southern Rockies Ecoregion and adjacent ecoregions within Colorado and Wyoming is welcome to join us.

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Meet our Board of Directors and Staff

Technical Advisory Committee

We want to welcome Courtlyn Carpenter as our new Program Director! Courtlyn got her M.S. in environmental engineering and recently completed a two-year contract with the U.S. Geological Survey researching dissolved carbon exports from wetlands. She is excited to help advance the mission of the Southern Rockies Seed Network and to work with so many wonderful partner organizations to build the Strategic Seed Reserve! In her spare time, Courtlyn loves trail running, gardening, and playing cello in a folk band. She is excited to chat more with everyone involved in the SRSN and would also love to chat with anyone who is interested in being involved with the Strategic Seed Reserve as it progresses. Courtlyn can be reached at courtlyn@southernrockiesseed.org – please don’t hesitate to reach out!

“Conservation is ethically sound. It is rooted in our love of the land, our respect for the rights of others, our devotion to the rule of law.”  ~ Lyndon B. Johnson