Seed Source Selection
for Ecological Restoration  

Workshop Hosted by the Rangeland Technology and Equipment Council (RTEC)

Society for Range Management
56th Annual Meeting
(Casper, WY)

2003 RTEC meeting in Casper, WY

Tuesday, February 4, 2003
 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM 
Parkway - American Room

Rick Dunn, Moderator


Federal and state agency representatives organized the Rangeland Technology and Equipment Council (RTEC) in 1945, as the Range Seeding Equipment Committee. In 1975 it became the Vegetative Rehabilitation and Equipment Workshop, and, in 1990, the present name was adopted. The group has traditionally addressed issues of arid land revegetation and with the most recent name change, broadened its focus to all technological needs of rangeland managers. RTEC meetings are held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Range Management.


1:30    Introduction
           Rick Dunn, CEO, Wind River Seed, Manderson, WY


1:40    Application of Omernik's Eco-Regions in Conservation Planning and Application [abstract]
           Gerald B. Rouse, USDA-NRCS, Spokane, WA

2:00    Practical Guidelines for Roadside Revegetation [abstract]
Bonnie L. Harper-Lore, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.

2:20    DNA Polymorphism and Quantitative Trait Variation in Elymus Squirreltail Grasses of Western
           North America
Steven R. Larson and Thomas A. Jones, USDA-NRCS Forage and Range Research Laboratory,
Logan, UT

2:40    Genetic Considerations in Ecological Restoration
           Keli Kuykendall, Institute for Applied Ecology, Corvallis, OR


3:00    BREAK

3:15    Evaluation of Research and the Scientific Basis of Native-plant Selection
           in Ecological Restoration [abstract]
D.T. Booth1 and K.P. Vogel2
USDA-ARS, High Plains Grasslands Research Station, Cheyenne, WY;
USDA-ARS, Wheat, Sorghum& Forage Research Unit, Lincoln, NE

3:35    The Role of Population Genetics in Revegetation: Philosophy and Empirical Data [abstract]
E. Durant McArthur1, Valerie Hipkins2, Richard Cronn3
USDA-FS, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Shrub Sciences Laboratory, Provo, UT;
USDA-FS, Pacific Southwest Research Station, National Forest Genetics Laboratory,
           Placerville, CA
; 3USDA-FS, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis, OR
3:55     Population Structure, Ecotypic Adaptation and Evolution: Caveats for Restoration [abstract]
            Christopher Richards, USDA-ARS, National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation,
            Fort Collins, CO


4:15     Panel discussion of questions from the audience by authors and co-authors

4:45     RTEC Business Meeting


For more information regarding RTEC or this workshop, contact:

             Mike Pellant




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