Knowledge about native seeds shared worldwide


Our Mission

  • Operate as a Network within the Society for Ecological Restoration to foster understanding and advancement of seed ecology, conservation, and seed-based restoration of degraded systems.
  • Advance public education, global policy, and awareness concerning the global need for native plant seed conservation and research.

  • Provide a forum for an interchange of ideas, approaches, lessons learned, and data developed relevant to planning, policy, and science as it relates to native seed biology, ecology, and seed-based restoration.

  • Support education, outreach, and research into seed-based solutions for restoration globally.

  • Promote international collaboration to develop standards for native plant seed testing and regulation. 

  • Serve as an emergency expert panel equipped to address issues related to germplasm biodiversity conservation, native seed ecophysiology, seed farming, and seed-based restoration issues.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
— Robert Louis Stevenson