Intro to the NRCS Plant Materials Program

Richard Strait, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

September 15, 2023


The NRCS Plant Materials Program develops vegetative solutions for natural resource concerns such as soil stabilization, soil health and productivity, and water quality. New Mexico’s Plant Materials Program has developed 41 plant releases that were selected for rangeland conservation, erosion mitigation, and habitat improvement. Our technical work has included developing deep planting techniques for riparian restoration, improving pollinator habitat, and erosion abatement using herbaceous wind barriers.