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Landowner Support



Technical assistance and funding opportunities for ecological restoration projects on private lands

Umpqua Watersheds

Protecting the best and restoring the best within the Umpqua Basin

Douglas SWCD

Find the tools, permits, and even possibly funding to conserve and protect your lands

Partners of FWS

Free technical and financial assistance to improve wildlife habitat on your land.


Natural resource assistance and stewardship for landowners in the Lower Umpqua River Basin 


Financial Assistance Opportunities for Farmers, Ranchers and Forest Owners in Douglas County

Douglas County Natural Resource Office

Natural resource programs in Douglas County, Oregon


Educational resources including ecological restoration, botanical and natural resource knowledge

The Understory Initiative

RNPP Resource Library

Container Production, Ecological Restoration, Seed Cleaning, Seed Production, Species Information & more


Comprehensive guide to vascular plants in Oregon

NPSO - Umpqua Chapter

Field trips between late February - August and visit many interesting botanically enriched places in Douglas County


    A non-profit database providing information on wild California plants

OSU Extesntion Services

Small Farms, Nutrition Education, Forestry & Natural Resources, Food Safety and Preservation, Livestock & Forages, 4-H, and Master Gardeners.

Friends of Family Farmers

Connecting farmers and ranchers with land holders to help Oregon grow the next generation of family farmers.

Local Resources

Ecological restoration services, and other local resources

Ecologically Speaking LLC

Ecological restoration and consultation services

Small Woodlands Assoc. - Douglas County Chapter

Stewardship, Advocacy, 

Fellowship & Education

Woodland owners who love their land!

Master Gardeners

Have you ever thought about becoming a Master Gardener™?

Phoenix School - Natural Resurces

Career and techinical education in Natural Resources and OYCC

Umpqua Oaks Partnership

Working together to preserve and promote healthy oak habitats in Douglas County

ECEC - Native Plant Park

Educational native plant park in Elkton, Oregon

Building the foundation for a sustainable native plant material economy to support the local restoration of riparian, grasslands, wetlands, mixed forested, and meadow habitats in low to high elevations of the Umpqua Basin in years to come. 

To reach this goal we will need to increase wild seed collection of native species on private lands and develop a network of local farmers interested in contracting small grow-outs of native species ecologically important to habitats in the Umpqua Basin. Why? There is a lack of high-quality habitats for seed collection for production and a gap in genetically diverse native seed, plug, and container stock availability to support ecological restoration on private and public lands. 

By creating a public-private native seed industry we hope to improve the availability, cost, and variety of native plant materials while building green infrastructure in the Umpqua to support rural economic development. Currently, UNPP is applying for funding opportunities to provide technical and financial support to local native plant and seed producers and seed-cleaning equipment that can be cooperatively cost-shared to reduce intrinsic costs of native plant material production and stabilize supply to reduce market uncertainty for local growers.

The UNPP values the restoration needs of local landowners and partnerships like the Small Woodlands Association, Umpqua Oaks Partnership, Umpqua Watersheds, and other grass-roots initiatives collaborating to restore ecological function in the Umpqua Basin. If you are interested in learning more about having wild seed collected on your property, producing a small lot of native seed, upcoming seed collection events or just hearing more about the UNPP please use this google form and the coordinator will contact you. Thank You!

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