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Conservation Plant Releases - Bridger Plant Materials Center

The Bridger Plant Materials Center has released the following plants to commercial growers to solve specific resource conservation needs. Click on the link to the Release Brochure (if available) to view more information on each plant release. Click on the Scientific Name for more information on the species.

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Plant Releases

Release Name Scientific Name Common Name Uses Release Brochure
Great Northern Germplasm Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis western yarrow species diversity for rangeland, mineland, and roadside revegetation projects Brochure (PDF; 353 KB)
Rimrock Achnatherum hymenoides Indian ricegrass wildlife food and cover, livestock forage, and mixes on sandy soil for reclamation Brochure (PDF; 125 KB)
White River Germplasm Achnatherum hymenoides Indian ricegrass restoration, reclamation and rehabilitation of rangelands
Garrison Alopecurus arundinaceus creeping foxtail pasture and hay land plantings, waterways Brochure (PDF; 143 KB)
Lutana Astragalus cicer Cicer milkvetch non-bloat legume for hay and pasture Brochure (PDF; 162 KB)
Wytana Atriplex ×aptera fourwing saltbush include in native reclamation mixes, fall and winter wildlife use Brochure (PDF; 310 KB)
Goshen Calamovilfa longifolia prairie sandreed reclamation and range renovation - sandy soils Brochure (PDF; 276 KB)
Antelope Germplasm Dalea candida white prairie clover forage, nitrogen source for associated grasses, wildlife, and for use in seed mixes Brochure (PDF; 248 KB)
Dupuyer Streambank Germplasm Elaeagnus commutata silverberry stream bank stabilization, windbreaks, and shelterbelts, wildlife food and cover Brochure (PDF; 166 KB)
Pondera Floodplain Germplasm Elaeagnus commutata silverberry upper stream bank stabilization, windbreaks, and shelterbelts, wildlife food and cover Brochure (PDF; 166 KB)
Critana Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus thickspike wheatgrass reclamation, native species for CRP, xeriscaping, range renovation Brochure (PDF; 292 KB)
Copperhead Germplasm Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus slender wheatgrass reclamation of roadsides, acid-impacted mine land, rangeland, and urban disturbances Brochure (PDF; 368 KB)
Pryor Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus slender wheatgrass inclusion as a quick establishing species in seeding mixes, reclamation, highways, CRP, etc. Brochure (PDF; 227 KB)
Meriwether Germplasm Gaillardia aristata blanketflower species diversity in native seed mixes for reveg disturbed areas, pollinator-friendly, and wildlfie food, cover, and nesting Brochure (PDF; 378 KB)
Spirit Germplasm Hierochloe odorata sweetgrass cultural significance in Native American ceremonies, stabilization of riparian and wetland ecosystems Brochure (PDF; 394 KB)
Bridger-Select Juniperus scopulorum Rocky Mountain juniper windbreaks and shelterbelts as a midsized evergreen in multiple row designs Brochure (PDF; 232 KB)
Open Range Germplasm Krascheninnikovia lanata winterfat reclamation, range renovation, forage, and wildlife habitat in semi-arid grasslands Brochure (PDF; 229 KB)
Trailhead Leymus cinereus basin wildrye fall/winter livestock grazing, reclamation, wildlife food and cover Brochure (PDF; null)
Washoe Germplasm Leymus cinereus basin wildrye erosion control, wildlife habitat and mine land reclamation Brochure (PDF; 213 KB)
Shoshone Leymus multicaulis beardless wildrye saline - irrigated and sub irrigated, pasture and hay Brochure (PDF; 219 KB)
Rosana Pascopyrum smithii western wheatgrass mined-land reclamation, native grass for CRP, range renovation Brochure (PDF; 576 KB)
Old Works Germplasm Penstemon eriantherus var. eriantherus fuzzytongue penstemon reclamation of mine lands, adding species diversity to restoration mixtures on acidic, heavy metal-affected sites, restoration of dry open landscapes Brochure (PDF; 265 KB)
Stucky Ridge Germplasm Phacelia hastata silverleaf phacelia reclamation of impacted sites with low pH or heavy metals, wildlife and pollinator habitat, and for native landscapes Brochure (PDF; 351 KB)
Hunter Germplasm Pinus ponderosa ponderosa pine windbreaks and shelterbelts, and for native landscaping Brochure (PDF; 146 KB)
Foothills Germplasm Poa compressa Canada bluegrass erosion control, critical area plantings, recreation areas, low-maintenance landscapes, and for forage and grazing Brochure (PDF; 282 KB)
High Plains Germplasm Poa secunda Sandberg bluegrass a component of native seed mixes, wildlife habitat plantings, and native plant community restoration Brochure (PDF; 213 KB)
Opportunity Germplasm Poa secunda Nevada bluegrass heavy-metal contaminated mine land reclamation, post-fire reclamation, native range restoration, wildlife habitat and logging road revegetation Brochure (PDF; 519 KB)
Bozoisky-Select Psathyrostachys juncea Russian wildrye dry land and irrigated pasture, often in alternate rows with legumes Brochure (PDF; 142 KB)
Ekalaka Germplasm Quercus macrocarpa bur oak windbreaks, shelterbelts, riparian forest buffers, xeriscapes Brochure (PDF; 327 KB)
Stillwater Germplasm Ratibida columnifera prairie coneflower species diversity for rangelands, mine lands, roadsides, park and recreation areas, prairie restoration projects and conservation plantings Brochure (PDF; 376 KB)
Mill Creek Germplasm Shepherdia argentea silver buffaloberry mineland reclammation, critical area stabilization, salt affected soils, riparian restoration, windbreak, shelterbelts, living snowfences, and wildlife habitat Brochure (PDF; 457 KB)
Prospectors Germplasm Symphoricarpos albus common snowberry restoration of acid and heavy metal contaminated soils, erosion control, wildlife food and habitat. Brochure (PDF; 189 KB)
Trapper Germplasm Symphoricarpos occidentalis western snowberry site stabilization, land reclamation, living snow fences, and wildlife habitat applications Brochure (PDF; 193 KB)