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2014 Plant Materials Program Awards

Congratulations to the selectees of our Plant Materials Program 2014 Awards.

Improved Conservation Plants Released by NRCS and Cooperators Through 2014

PMCs have released over 750 conservation plants to the public. This publication provides a single source guide to plants that have been developed through NRCS cooperative efforts for use in natural resource conservation.

Hoary Tansyaster (Machaeranthera canescens)

Hoary tansyaster is an early colonizer of rangelands and disturbed sites. It is commonly found on roadsides and gravel pits competing with invasive plants such as cheatgrass and knapweed species. It can be planted to enhance species diversity in rangeland seedings throughout the western U.S.

NRCS, National Cemetery Association Collaborate at Jefferson Barracks

On a day where caretakers dutifully trim the grass and care for the approximately 200,000 headstones marking the final resting place of veterans and their families, three plant specialists with the USDA’s NRCS begin work in the southeast portion of the national cemetery.

The Butterfly Effect: Conservation Helps Rare Butterfly

Pollinators play a key role in our nation’s food supply, but despite their value, many pollinator species are in trouble.


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Web Applications & Tools

A list of Web-based resources for access to natural resource data collected by NRCS.

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