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4. Species Excluded from this Program

The species excluded from Seeds of Success include:

  • Any native plant species listed as Threatened or Endangered, under the Endangered Species Act.
  • Any Candidate, or any species Proposed for listing, under the Endangered Species Act.
  • Any species listed as G1 or G2 by a State Heritage Program.
  • Any species listed as S1 or S2 by a State Heritage Program will not be collected in the state listing it as S1 or S2.
  • Any species designated as a BLM State Director Sensitive Species that have been ranked G3 or S3 by a State Heritage Program and is included in the CPC network collection.  (See Appendix 8)  BLM Field Office Botanists should carefully coordinate with the CPC Garden that collects in their region to make sure that G3 and S3 species are not overlooked in the collection by both groups, or are not inadvertently collected by both groups.
  • Any species included in Appendix I of the Convention in the Trade of Endangered Species (CITES).
  • Any species not native to the U.S.
  • Any agricultural or food crop species.
  • All species in the genus Quercus.
  • All species in the genus Vitis.
  • All known recalcitrant seeds.

In the U.S., the Center for Plant Conservation collects and stores the seeds of rare, threatened and endangered plant species; and the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation in Fort Collins, Colorado stores many accessions of crop relatives.  Both of these organizations are cooperating with the Seeds of Success program.

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Last Updated: 15-Apr-2011