GREAT BASIN RESTORATION and MANAGEMENT

Great Basin Consortium
A consortium of partners who coordinate and collaborate on science delivery in the Great Basin

Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
FRESC scientists investigate high-priority questions about biological systems.

Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit
A partnership of research, technical assistance and education to enhance understanding and management of the Great Basin

Great Basin Environmental Program
Develops funding for on-the-ground projects and related research and outreach education to improve the Great Basin environment

Great Basin Information Project
Great Basin and Columbia River Plateau information access

Great Basin Issues
Collaborative management and research in the Great Basin – Examining the issues and developing a framework for action

Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative
One of 21 LCCs in the U.S., the Great Basin LCC facilitates partnerships to better integrate science and management to address climate change and related issues

Great Basin Native Plant Project (GBNPP)
Initiated to improve the availability of native plant materials and to provide the knowledge and technology required for their use in restoring diverse native plant communities across the Great Basin.

Great Basin Research and Management Partnership
Promoting comprehensive and complementary research and management collaborations to sustain ecosystmes, resources and communities across the Great Basin

Great Basin Fire Science Exchange
Organization that provides access to scientific information that meets the needs of sagebrush ecosystem management

RMRScience Cheatgrass Research
Challenging Cheatgrass: Can tools like the “Black Fingers of Death” fight the formidable invasive species? [pdf]

SageSTEP
Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project: Evaluation of sagebrush steppe restoration methods

Geospatial Multi-agency Coordination Wildland Fire Support
Geospatial data for national fires

Institute for Applied Ecology
An NGO with the mission to conserve native species and habitats through restoration, research, and education

 

RESTORATION ECOLOGY and TECHNOLOGY

Forest Service Technology & Development Program

Mechanized Trail Building Equipment
Useful information to trail designers, builders and maintenance personnel

Rangeland Technology & Equipment Council (RTEC)
Interagency organization fostering the development of new rehabilitation equipment and strategies for rangelands

Restoring Western Ranges and Wildlands
Three-volumes on plant materials and revegetation
Volume I
Volume II
Volume III

Roadside Revegetation: An Integrated Approach to Establishing Native Plants
Revegetation manual that includes intiation, planning, implementation and monitoring [pdf]

Roadside Revegetation: A Manager’s Guide
Intended to support managers in facilitating successful protection and/or establishment of native roadside vegetation [pdf]

SAGEMAP
Spatial data for research and management of sage-grouse and the sagebrush ecosystem

Society for Ecological Restoration
Non-profit focusing on restoration science, practice and policy

Society for Ecological Restoration Publications
SER Publications on ecological restoration science and applications

Soil Ecology and Restoration Group
Soil considerations in restoration

 

PLANT MATERIALS, BIOLOGY, PROPAGATION, SEEDS and SOURCES

Tom Clothier’s Garden Walk and Talk
A Germination Database

AOSA Testing Methods for Species without Rules
Germination and purity testing recommendations for species without official AOSA testing rules

Fire Effects Information System
Synthesis of research on selected U.S. plant and animal species

Forb and Shrub Seed Production Guide for Utah
Seed production protocols for common Intermountain forbs and shrubs [pdf]

Grass Seed Production Guide for Utah
Guidelines for producing seed of common Intermountain grasses [pdf]

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Native plant information network and images

ARS National Plant Germplasm System
Public/private effort to preserve plant germplasm

USFS National Seed Laboratory
Seed testing, seed technology and germplasm conservation

Native Plant Journal
Native plant propagation and planting information

Native Plant Network
Native Plant Journal and plant propagation protocols

Native Plant Notebook
Stats on native forb and grass seeds, increase and habitat

Native Plants for the Intermountain West
Designed to enhance the introduction and evaluation of native plants and to provide education concerning their use and propagation

Native Seed Network
Native plant information vendor search tool

North American Native Plant Society
Meetings, seed sources, databases

NRCS Plants Database
Propagation and sedding information

Plant Conservation Alliance
Coordination of public and private plant conservation in North America

Popular Restoration Species Seed Weights List
Average weights of 1000 seeds and number of seeds per pound [pdf]

Reforestation, Nurseries and Genetics Research (RNGR)
Source of plant and seed propagation information

Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew
Seed information database

Seeds of Success
BLM germplasm conservation program

Seed Quest
Global information services for seed professionals

Seed Zone Mapper
A mapping and planning tool for plant material development, gene conservation and native plant restoration

Wildland Shrubs of the U.S. and its Territories
Short monographs on 300 shrub species

Woody Plant Seed Manual
Seed biology and technology information for 1300 shrub species

 

ENTOMOLOGY – Pollinators, Plant and Seed Predators

The Buzz about Bees
Information about native bees and pollination

Bee Pastures
Floral havens where pollinators can prosper

Pollinator Partnership
Resources and information about protecting pollinators

Plants for Pollinators in the Intermountain West
Technical notes about establishing habitat and food resources for native pollinators [pdf]

Pollinator Paradise
Information about identification, purchasing and research regarding pollinators

Western Colorado Entomology
Information on pests affecting native plant seed production

Xerces Society
Invertebrate conservation, pollinators

 

REGULATORY AGENCIES – Seed Industry

Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA)
Seed testing information and laboratory addresses

Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA)
Seed certification information and office addresses

 

PLANT PHOTOS

Calflora
A repository of photos and information on California’s native flora

Mid-Snake River Watershed Vegetation Database
Pictures of wildflowers and other vegetation from southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon

Photo Album of Western Plants and Wildflowers
Plant images

NRCS Plants Database
Photos and information on vascular and nonvascular plants of the U.S. and its Territories

Seeds of Success on SmugMug
Photos of Seeds of Success cooperators collecting seed from native plants

 

TAXONOMY DATABASES

Biota of North America
Background information on the Biota of NA project

Flora of North America
Background, status and ordering information for FNA

Flowering Plant Gateway
Comparison of classification systems, plants images

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Taxonomic information on >400,000 organisms

International Code of Botanical Nomenclature
Online Vienna Code (2005)

National Biological Information Infrastructure
Data on U.S. biological resources [archived website: January 5, 2012]

National Plant Germplasm System
Public/private effort to preserve plant germplasm

NRCS Plants Database
Information and photos on vascular and nonvascular plants of the U.S. and its Territories

The Plant List
A collaboration between the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden; a working list of all known plant species

Tropicos
Missouri Botanical Garden VAScular Tropicos nomenclatural database

Tropicos – Catalogue of New World Grasses
Taxonomy and distribution of Western Hemisphere grasses

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Free and open access to biodiversity data

 

INVASIVE SPECIES

California Noxious Weeds
Photos and data for California’s noxious weeds

Idaho Noxious Weeds
Photos and data for Idaho’s noxious weeds

Nevada Noxious Weeds
Photos and data for Nevada’s noxious weeds

Oregon Noxious Weeds
Photos and data for Oregon’s noxious weeds

Utah Noxious Weeds
Photos and data for Utah’s noxious weeds

Center for Invasive Plant Management
Links to weed biology and control websites

National Invasive Species Information Center
Databases (biology, management, publications) and images of U.S. invasives

 

PLANT ANATOMY and MORPHOLOGY

BOTNET
A botanical glossary

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets
A botanical glossary

Sagebrush Identification Guide
A tool for sagebrush species identification

 

GENERAL BOTANICAL INTERNET REFERENCES

Internet Directory for Botany
Internal references on all aspects of botany

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate Change Resource Center
Reference for resource managers and decision makers

Natural Resources Defense Council
Link to full report of “Hotter and Drier: The West’s Changed Climate”

Project BudBurst
Climate change data on the timing of native plants leafing and flowering

USDA Forest Service
Forest Service strategic framework for responding to climate change [pdf]

USGS US Climate Change Science Program
Reviews threshold changes in North American ecosystems [pdf]

USA National Phenology Network
Volunteer network monitoring climate change impacts on plants and animals

Last updated: 31May2019