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Great Basin PMC

Long-term Plan

Short-term Plan


Great Basin Plant Materials Center

Collect, test, and select adapted native plant materials

Develop native plant production practices, and restoration and rehabilitation methods


Great Basin PMC

Long-term Plan

  • Produce native seed, plants, and technology

    Short-term Plan

  • Build the PMC into a capable facility


NRCS Plant Materials Program


Great Basin

Plant Materials Center

Service Area


21 – Klamath and Shasta

Valleys and Basins

23 – Malheur High Plateau

24 – Humboldt Area

25 – Owyhee High Plateau

26 – Carson Basin

and Mountains

27 – Fallon-Lovelock Area

28B – Central Nevada

Basin and Range

29 – Southern Nevada

Basin and Range

Great Basin

Plant Materials Center

Major Land

Resource Areas


1 Northwest Region

2 Black Rock Desert Region

3 Snake River Basin

4 Humboldt River Basin

5 West Central Region

6 Truckee River Basin

7 Western Region

8 Carson River Basin

9 Walker River Basin

10 Central Region

11 Great Salt Lake Basin

12 Escalante Desert Basin

13 Colorado River Basin

14 Death Valley Basin

HydrologicRegions

http://water.nv.gov/WaterPlanning/basins/hydro_nv.cfm


USBR AgriMet ET for crops at Fallon


GBPMC Long-term Plan

  • Buildings

  • Irrigation

  • Weeds

  • Seed collection

  • Seed production

  • Seed cleaning and storage

  • Staff

  • Farm plan


GBPMC Long-term Plan

Buildings

  • Office and laboratory

  • Seed cleaning

  • Seed storage

  • Greenhouse


GBPMC Long-term Plan

Irrigation

  • Repair the existing system

  • Drip irrigation systems

  • Sprinkler irrigation systems

  • Control the gopher population


GBPMC Long-term Plan

Weeds

  • Exhaust the soil seedbank

  • Control existing populations

  • Eradicate noxious perennials


GBPMC Long-term Plan

Seed collection

  • Lists of species of concern

  • Field work

  • Summer interns

  • Graduate students


GBPMC Long-term Plan

Seed production

  • Identify priority species

  • Plant and manage fields

  • Develop harvest procedures


GBPMC Long-term Plan

Seed cleaning and storage

  • Small quantities on site

  • Large quantities: Transport to an established facility


GBPMC Long-term Plan

Staff

  • Botanist or plant ecologist

  • Technical support for their position

  • Farm foreman

  • Crew labor


GBPMC Long-term Plan

Farm Plan

  • Conservation planning

  • Building locations

  • Physical security

  • Roads, bridges, ditches

  • Irrigation system optimization


Four Technical Committees

  • Marketing

  • Cultural Resources

  • Vegetation Management

  • Threatened and Endangered Species


Great Basin PMC

A “seedling” compared to 26 others

Acres = 115,Avg. = 179

Age = 2 yrs,Avg. = 52

Staff = 2,Avg. = 5.2


Short-term Plan 2009

  • Greenhouse construction

  • Seed collection


Short-term Plan 2009

On-Center Trials

  • Herbicide trial with UNR

  • ELEL Inter-Center Strain Trial

  • Demonstration Garden

  • POSE Common Garden Study


Short-term Plan 2009

  • RR forage soybean green manure

  • Irrigation system repair, improvement

  • Farm equipment acquisition


Short-term Plan 2009

Off-Center Studies

  • Rosaschi Ranch

  • Other opportunities


Collaboration is essential for Great Basin PMC to achieve its Long-term Goals

  • USDI Bureau of Land Management

  • UNR College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources

  • Native American Tribes and Bands

  • USDA Agricultural Research Service

  • USDA Forest Service

  • University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

  • USDI Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Nevada Department of Agriculture

  • Nevada Division of Forestry

  • Conservation Districts

  • Private Landowners


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