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Volunteer Seed Collection at San Juan National Forest

  • CO
  • Tel: (720) 666-3799
  • Presented By: Colorado Native Plant Society and the Colorado Natural Heritage Program
  • Dates: July 26, 2024 - July 27, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: San Juan National Forest
  • Address: CO
  • Phone: (720) 666-3799
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: free

Please join us for seed collection to support the USDA Rocky Mountain Region Native Plant Materials Program. Come collect seeds for the restoration of National Forests and Grasslands across the Rocky Mountain region! Our goal is to ensure there is genetically and geographically appropriate seed available for use by the USFS at no cost. This includes post-fire restoration, ensuring integrated benefits for long term soil stability, maintaining or improving wildlife habitat, and providing for resilient ecosystems.

Seed collection is a wonderful, low-impact activity for folks of all ages. We will work together to identify and collect the program's target species for the restoration of forest system lands within our region. Details and video training about these target species will be sent to registered participants.

Hazards include uneven ground, wildlife, sub exposure, variable weather, and travel outside of cell reception. We travel slowly, by foot, with collection bags over low slope terrain to collect seed.

For all of our seed collection events, we will facilitate camping on Thursday and Friday nights. Camping is optional. All seed collection events will start from the campsite and we will carpool to the seed collection sites and return to the campsite at the end of the day.

Please register for more details! Location information will be shared with registration as the event approaches.

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