Plants & Animals

Seed Collections

The objective of collecting these seeds is to obtain additional collections to secure representation throughout each species' range of occurrence. The additional collections will allow for a thorough evaluation and selection of potential ecotypes in the future. Seed is subsequently planted in evaluation studies to test performance and utility for solving conservation problems. For assistance with identification, visit the web pages in the following list.

Species needing 2013 seed collection from all areas in Montana and Wyoming

Field offices should record all site information on Plant Collection Information forms (NRCS-ECS-580) and use grocery sacks, etc. for actual collection - Collect Large Samples! (30 to 40 grams, 1+ oz.) To facilitate testing, the PMC needs at least 30 grams of seed. For details on collection procedures see:

NRCS-ECS-0580: Plant Collection Information Form

If you encounter any problems with the file provided on this page, please contact Technical Resources at 406-587-6822.

The following form is available in Adobe Reader format. For best results save the form to your computer before filling in or printing.

NRCS-ECS-580: Plant Collection Information Form (PDF; 156 KB)

Send seed collections to:

USDA NRCS Plant Materials Center
98 South River Road
Bridger, Montana 59014-9514