Latest On The Conservation Gateway

A well-managed and operational Conservation Gateway is in our future! Marketing, Conservation, and Science have partnered on a plan to rebuild the Gateway into the organization’s enterprise content management system (AEM), with a planned launch of a minimal viable product in late 2024. If you’re interested in learning more about the project, reach out to for more info!

Innovations in Restoration Science

Restoring native sagebrush-steppe vegetation is hard. The climate is harsh and unpredictable. The landscape is vast and remote. And invasive annual grasses promote frequent wildfires, ousting native plants in their wake. 

TNC is collaborating with the USDA Agricultural Research Service and other partners to create innovative seed technologies and geospatial planning tools to improve success under these trying conditions. By deliberately choosing where, when and how native seeds are planted, we can maximize the odds that restoration efforts will succeed.

Precision Restoration begins with ecology. We research barriers to germination and seedling establishment and then design technologies to address those barriers. Over the past six years, we have assisted partners in testing many different seed technologies in lab and small field trials. Now, we are scaling-up the most promising seed technologies to larger field trials and demonstrations. We will test across wider geographies to understand the best application of successful technologies.

Recent publications related to Precision Restoration are highlighted to the right. For a complete list of all our work on the Gateway, go to our resources page.

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