Our Mission:

 

To facilitate diverse resilient ecosystems in tandem with a more robust native plant materials economy in the Rogue Basin by taking on many of the challenges in the native plant procurement process. 

 

We at the Rogue Native Plant Partnership (RNPP) are currently working with a group of land managers from across the Rogue Basin to build a formal partnership between federal agencies, NGO’s, private growers and others. The group aims to simplify the native plant procurement process for its partner organizations by coordinating current native plant inventories, seed collection efforts and grower contracting.

Goals:

  1. Facilitate a sustainable and reliable supply of native plant materials to federal and state agencies as well as local non-governmental organizations and the public

  2. Streamline the native plant materials procurement process by centralizing seed collection efforts and grow-out contracting among partner organizations

  3. Increase diversity and genetic appropriateness of locally-available native plant materials

  4. Provide technical and financial support to local native plant producers

But Why?

Despite the growing need for native plant materials in the Rogue Basin, the barriers to increasing the local production of native plant species are numerous. The planning and coordination required to successfully source and produce appropriate native plant materials is a complex and time-consuming task.

Native plant production presents unique challenges to growers. The grow-out phase often requires a multi-year commitment from growers and a willingness to experiment with propagation protocols for new species. This can be problematic because many agencies see year-to-year fluctuations in their budgets and severe fire and flooding events make multi-year planning difficult. These challenges often make it difficult for growers to achieve a stable business strategy and may also deter new farms from expanding into the native plant production arena.

 

Who We Are:

Since August 2016, a group of agencies, private growers and NGO’s in the Rogue Basin have been working together to better meet growing native plant materials needs in the region. The partnership is currently working with the following organizations to streamline and sustain the seed collection and native plant procurement process:

 

Federal 

State and Tribal

Bureau of Land Management Medford District

City of Medford

Fish and Wildlife Service

Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians

J. Herbert Stone Nursery (Forest Service)

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Oregon Department of Agriculture

NRCS Plant Materials Center

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Rogue Siskiyiou National Forest / US Forest Service

Oregon Department of Transportation

US Army Corps of Engineers

Oregon State Parks

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Non-Government

Private

Applegate Partnership and Watershed Council

Althouse Nursery

Butte Falls Charter School

Earth Lab Studios

Curry Soil & Water Conservation District

Easy Valley Farm

Illinois Valley Soil and Water Conservation District

Gentle Mind Gardens

Institute for Applied Ecology

Good Earth Organics Supply

Lomakatsi Restoration Project

Hedgerow Farms

Rogue Basin Partnership

Infinite Tree Nursery

Rogue River Watershed Council

Kenagy Family Farms

Rogue Valley Farm to Schools

Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seeds

Rusk Ranch Nature Center

Long Shadow Fields

Selberg Institute

Naturalist Gardens

Seven Basins Watershed Council

NatureLee Inspired Nursery

South West Oregon Pollinator Collaborative

New Flora

Southern Oregon Land Conservancy

Pacific Slope Ecological Services

Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates

Plant Oregon

Southern Oregon Seed Growers Association

Silver Springs Nursery

The Freshwater Trust

Siskiyou Biosurvey

The Nature Conservancy

Understory Consulting LLC

The Understory Initiative

Vesper Meadow Restoration Project