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Plant Materials Program - Idaho and Utah

The National Plant Materials Program web site provides information on conservation plant materials.

Aberdeen Plant Materials Center Home Page
The Aberdeen (Idaho) Plant Materials Center tests and develops new varieties of grasses and shrubs for use in the Intermountain West.  This site contains information about the Center, current studies and activities, plant releases, riparian and wetland tools, technical notes, and plant fact sheets.

Other PMC Home Pages

Plant Material Webinars

Technical References - Plant Release Brochures, Technical Notes, Plant Guides, Riparian/Wetland Tools and Windbreaks

Plant Release Brochures - Aberdeen PMC and Others

Regional Tech Guide Notices

Plant Materials Technical Notes - Idaho and Utah  

Intermountain West Plant Guides

     -  Grasses Plant Guides 
     -  Forbs and Legumes Plant Guides
     -  Trees, Shrubs and Sub-shrubs Plant Guides 
     -  Wetland Plant Guides  

Idaho Threatened, Endangered and Candidate Species Plant Guides        

Utah Threatened, Endangered and Candidate Species Plant Guides   

Plant Material Fact Sheets     

Windbreaks  (For additional information refer to Plant Materials Technical Notes - Idaho and Utah.)

Aberdeen PMC 2013 Newsletter  (PDF; 569 KB)
Aberdeen PMC 2012 Newsletter  (PDF; 433 KB)
Aberdeen PMC 2011 Newsletter  (PDF; 358 KB)
Aberdeen PMC 2010 Newsletter  (PDF; 516 KB) 

Aberdeen PMC Brochure  (PDF; 2.13 MB)

How to Choose a Good Pollinator Seed Mix  (PDF; 18.5 MB)

Plants for Pollinators  (PDF; 341 KB) 

Aberdeen PMC Long Range Plan  (PDF; 286 KB)

Aberdeen Plant Materials Progress Reports:

Aberdeen Plant Materials Annual Technical Reports:

Aberdeen Plant Materials Final Study Reports:

Aberdeen Tribal Conservation Technical Assistance Outreach Flyer (PDF; 284 KB)

Aberdeen Plant Materials Tips for Successful Conservation Seeding  (PDF; 335 KB)

What is the value of the seed and plants released by the Plant Materials Center at Aberdeen, Idaho?  The Economic Impact and conservation benefits are highlighted in the following fact sheet.

Conservation Plant Releases 

Living on a Few Acres (PDF; 2.12 MB)

Field Guide for the Identification and Use of Common Riparian Woody Plants (PDF; 9.50 MB) 

The Wood Plant Seed Manual is available on-line.  The webpage is:

Conservation Grasses for Idaho and Utah (PDF; 232 KB) 

Wildfire Recovery Tips (PDF; 2.12 MB) 

Improving Sage-grouse Habitat Through Revegetation and Rangeland Management (PDF; 712 KB)

The National Plant Data Center, provides additional conservation plant information including information on threatened and endangered, wetland, and noxious weed status.

Plant Identification KeFys for Grasses and Legumes

National Agricultural Library - USDA employees using government computers have full access to all information at this link without having to provide a username or password.  

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map  

Ecologically-Based Invasive Plant Management (EBIPM) is a framework providing land managers guidelines to make the best management decisions for a given landscape based on ecological principles.  Through a step-by-step process, it focuses on getting to the roots of the problem rather than merely covering up the symptoms of invasive annual grasses and other invasive species.  By addressing the causes of invasive plant infestations, EBIPM offers solutions to achieve healthy sustainable rangeland.

The National Plant Materials Manual (NPMM), Fourth Edition, July 2010 was distributed to Plant Material Centers, Plant Material Specialists, State Offices and Regional Offices.  You may download a copy of the PDF file or contact the National Plant Materials Center (301) 504-8175 if you prefer a paper copy (limited quantities available).

Pacific Northwest Weed Management Handbook

Idaho Noxious Weeds
Idaho has 64 different species of weeds that are designated noxious by state law. This site contains information on how to identify and control these weeds on your property.