Detailed list of conservation plants released by NRCS in 2013 and 2014.
This list of conservation plant releases includes the products from 27 Plant Materials Centers (PMCs) and cooperating agencies (1939-present). These plants have known characteristics and proven soil and water conservation uses when used in their areas of adaptation. Not all plants listed may be commercially available at this time. For complete information on availability, specific uses, and adaptation, contact the office listed under PRIMARY. Each release is credited to the primary developer and cooperators involved in its initial release, where applicable. The document provides a single source guide to releases that have been developed through NRCS cooperative efforts for use in natural resource conservation.
Plant Materials Centers seek out and test plants and plant technologies that restore and sustain healthy ecosystems; conserve and enhance wildlife habitat; mitigate environmental and natural resource concerns; provide economic and socially acceptable solutions; and support a safer human environment.
The Plant Materials Program:
• Focuses on using plants as a natural way to solve conservation issues and re-establish ecosystem function.
• Collects, selects and releases grasses, legumes, wildflowers, trees and shrubs.
• Cooperates with public, private, commercial and tribal partners and land managers to apply new conservation methods using plants.
• Provides plant materials and new applied technologies for national initiatives, like the Farm Bill.
• Offers plant solutions to battle invasive species, heal lands damaged by natural disasters, reduce the effects of drought, promote air and water quality, and produce alternative energy.
(2015) USDA National Resources Conservation Service.