The Plant Conservation and Restoration Management Program was created in response to large-scale wildfires in the Western U. S. Because of a lack of native seed, in 2001 Congress directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to establish a native plant material program and recommended that federal and
non-federal partners coordinate efforts through the Plant Conservation Alliance established in 1994 (House Report 106-914).
The Plant Conservation Program provides leadership in identifying, maintaining, and restoring Western native plant communities on public lands.
Public lands contain a diversity of wildlife that need habitat of native plant communities comprised of over 50 ecoregions across BLM administered lands.
Each ecoregion contains native plants that have adapted to those environments.
The Program will continue to work with agencies and partners to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the plant program.
Into the future, the BLM would continue to work with partners to focus on more diverse forbs and grasses for restoration of wildlife habitats and rehabilitation after wildfires.