The Seed Conservation Program at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is responsible for the management of the Garden's seed bank and seed collecting endeavors. The seed bank is comprised of over 4,200 accessions representing more than 1,800 California native plant species. Through a Memorandum of Understanding with the State of California Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Garden is authorized and regularly utilized as the principle repository for germplasm collections of rare, threatened and endangered California native plant species.
The Seed Conservation Program can provide the following services:
- Conservation seed banking for rare, threatened and endangered species
- Bulk seed collection and processing for ecological restoration materials
- Germination testing and protocol establishment
- Distribution of seeds for approved scientific, horticultural or educational use
Read more about the Seed Conservation Program at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.