The procurement of source identified seed by the Bureau of Land Management has occurred for many years. Procurement specifications were recently changed to allow for selection of lots based on their source location. Additionally, the 2013 sagebrush seed buy in 2013 expanded procurement selection based on provisional seed transfer zones developed by the US Forest Service. Project locations guide seed transfer zone identification and source identified seed selection for procurement. The BLM is assessing specifications in future bids to include empirical seed transfer zones that have been established for other species of interest.
PROCUREMENT AND USE OF SOURCE IDENTIFIED SEED WITHIN THE BLM
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