The Native Seed Project is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to encouraging ecological restoration by increasing the obtainability of local ecotype native seed and plants. 

     Human activities have caused significant changes in Earth's ecosystems.  Habitat loss threatens to cause the extinction of native flora and fauna.  The practice of ecological restoration, no matter how small the scope, is the best way to combat this problem.

     An issue in this process is that local ecotype native seed and plants are not only difficult to obtain and verify but also expensive. The Native Seed Project believes the key to encouraging ecological restoration is to make the establishment of native plant communities easier by making local ecotype native seed and plants more attainable, affordable and accountable.

     To ensure the continued protection of our natural resources, specifically the flora and fauna, we will collect and record information on all aspects of our work.  We seek to educate the public on the benefits of native species which are generally immediate and long lasting.  Native plants provide superior erosion control, improve storm water filtration, and recharge the groundwater.  Additionally, the decline in native pollinator species and numbers is a threat to food production worldwide but can be curtailed by planting species that support our native pollinators.  The purpose of The Native Seed Project is to protect the Earth for future generations through ecological restoration, community education, and the study of our ecosystems.  Any programs or activities will reflect the ideals of preserving  native habitats for the benefit of all life present and future.

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Goals

Ecological restoration is the practice of renewing and restoring degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems and habitats in the environment by active human intervention and action.

  1. To produce seeds and plants of species that were native to the region before European settlement

  2. To provide local ecotype native seed and plants to organizations and individuals at affordable rates

  3. To restore ecologically important plant communities through restoration, propagation and careful study

  4. To practice diligent restoration ecology to determine the impact of our actions

  5. To conduct and encourage environmental education specific to our mission

  6. To offer information and assistance within our means to any organization or individual seeking to further ecological restoration

  7. To build and maintain cooperative relationships with those having similar goals

  8. To collaborate with organizations that aren't currently but could utilize native plant species

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