In this edition of the INSR quarterly e-newsletter, we share:
  • New webinar on native seed production in Germany
  • National Native Seed Conference and SER 2017 updates
  • International Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration
  • Research partnership on seed enablement and mine site restoration
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Learn how Germany has developed seed transfer zones and other regulations for native seed production, trade and use in a new Webinar from Dr. Ann Kareen Mainz of VWW, the association of German wild seed and wild plant producers.
German native seed certification process as featured in the webinar by Dr. Ann Kareen Mainz (pictured).
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As part of the National Native Seed Conference, Washington DC., US, Feb. 13-16, 2017, INSR has organized a special session on using networks to achieve restoration goals.  The draft program is now available.

There will also be an INSR poster and all INSR Board members will be present at this biennial meeting which brings together seed producers, restoration practioners, researchers, seed analyists from non-profit, commercial and government organizations.
INSR Promoted at New Zealand meeting

In November, 2016 INSR was represented at ERA 2016, the joint international conference of the NZ Ecological Society and the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA).  There was a lot of interest at the SERA booth with the INSR brochures and clearly the use of native seed is on the rise globally.

INSR is preparing a a full-day symposium on seed-based restoration for the SER2017 
meeting in Iguazu, Brazil, August 2017. 

International Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration:

Yes, it's true.  SER has just concluded preparing the first ever International Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration.  The Standards were presented at the Conference of the Parties of the CBD in December in Cancun, Mexico, and provide the first ever framework for defining what restoration is – and what it is not.  Importantly, Kingsley Dixon, Chair of INSR, is a co-author and native seed figures prominently in the document.  The document is available here on the SER website.

Seed enablement: a research partnership with a major international seed coating company develops large-scale seeding capability through approaches such as seed coating for native species.  This partnership is part of the newly launched Centre for Mine Site Restoration based at Curtin University and funded by the Australian Research Council. The partnership will have benefits for all folk using native seed.
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