Brigham Young University Student Chapter

A picture of the BYU Student Chapter board members, including: from left to right: Mikiah Carver (Vice President), Mitchell Greenhalgh (Treasurer), Kylie Webber (Secretery), and Travis Sowards (President)

The BYU Student Chapter has gotten off to an excellent start. You can follow their activities and progress on Twitter @SER_BYU or on Facebook at

This student association has been working towards restoring two sites along the Wasatch Mountain Range. They began by cold stratifying the seeds of around eight native forb and shrub species last month. More recently, they chemically and mechanically scarified about 12 more native species in preparation for seed propagation and seedling transplant. Species include:

Antelope bitterbrush – Purshia tridentata
Greenleaf manzanita – Arctostaphylos patula
Lewis Blue Flax – Linum lewisii
Sandberg bluegrass – Poa secunda
Bottlebrush squirreltail – Elymus elymoides
Bluebunch wheatgrass – Pseudoroegneria spicata
Mountain brome – Bromus marginatus
Indian Ricegrass – Oryzopsis hymenoides
Slender wheatgrass – Elymus trachycaulus
Scarlet globemallow – Sphaeralcea coccinea
Silky lupine – Lupinus sericeus
Curl-leaf Mountain mahogany – Cercocarpus ledifolius
Firecracker penstemon – Penstemon eatonii
Utah sweetvetch – Hedysarum boreale
Tapertip hawksbeard – Crepis acuminata
Arrowleaf balsamroot – Balsamorhiza sagittata
Fernleaf biscuitroot – Lomatium dissectum
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant – Cleome serrulata
Nevada Goldeneye – Heliomeris multiflora

A picture of the club members with their faculty advisor, Dr. Matt Madsen.