Thank you for your interest in EcoSource Native Seeds & Restoration. We understand you are very busy and have tried to answer a few common questions that should provide the basics of our organization. Anytime you have questions, please contact us here. We look forward to hearing from you.
What does EcoSource Native Seed & Restoration do?
Millions of acres of arid lands of the western United States are degraded by large scale disturbance, such as fires, and invaded by non-native plants that devastate these ecosystems. EcoSource Native Seeds & Restoration is a non-profit that works with its members to create rural businesses to assist in the restoration of these degraded and invaded ecosystems. These business are aimed at converting rural economies from natural resource users to improving nature. The businesses are all associated with the native seed industry, and include collecting, cleaning, growing genetically-appropriate seeds for use in restoration. We also work with our community to plan and conduct on-the-ground seeding and transplanting native seedlings for restoration of these ecosystems.
How can I get involved?
Anyone interested in helping flailing rural community economies, fostering sustainable agriculture and restoring native healthy ecosystems in the High Desert can: 1) join EcoSource to take advantage of our business establishment programs, 2) join EcoSource by volunteering to help in various aspects of conservation and restoration, and/or 3) donate funds to help our non-profit assist rural communities move from natural resource using to natural resource improving economies. We hope you join, tell us about your ideas and interest, and get involved. If you can donate to our project, we will keep you informed as to how you donation is help improve rural communities and restore natural ecosystems.
EcoSource is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring critically endangered ecosystems that support diverse plants and wildlife as well as supporting rural communities that create rural citizen and public agency partnerships. All funds donated to EcoSource are used to create rural businesses, grow native seeds, and restore arid land ecosystems. We make our IRS Form 990 available for review, as required by law. Visit our Financials page to learn more.
Will you help me start a business?
EcoSource Native Seed & Restoration does help by using our contacts and our existing relationships to help you get your business started. We work with Harney County Economic Development to get your business designed and possibly funded to be successful. If you are interested in starting a business in any aspect of native seed collection, cleaning, growing, or restoration, please contact us to see if we can help.