Native Plant Nursery

An employee standing over trays of dirt and planting seeds
Biological Technician Sam Reid transplants seed sprouts.

Did you know Yellowstone has a native plant nursery and greenhouse? When a road project has been approved, employees like Sam will survey the area and collect seed from native plants. A portion of the seed is sowed in the greenhouse during the spring, and the seedlings grow through the summer. When a construction project is finished, the plants are brought back to the area where they were collected to rehabilitate the disturbed areas.

"Revegetation is an important part of road improvement projects, aesthetically and ecologically. By collecting seed from a project site, growing them in our greenhouse, and transplanting them back to the project site, we can get a jump start on the rehabilitation. This keeps invasive weeds from taking hold and improves habitat for animals and insects in the park." - Biological Technician Sam Reid

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Last updated: September 24, 2020

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