During 2011 the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) worked in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Eugene District to collect seed under the Seeds of Success program. Seeds of Success (SOS) is a national native seed collection program coordinated by the BLM. The goal of SOS is to provide wild collected seed for native plant materials development and research.
In 2011 the Habitat Restoration Program for IAE made 37 SOS collections on eight prairies managed by the Eugene BLM. Twenty unique species were collected in 2011. The Seeds of Success website provides the most up-to-date protocols and a wealth of other information (accessed at http://www.nps.gov/plants/sos/). We used the USDA PLANTS Database as our taxonomic standard (accessed at http://www.plants.usda.gov).