community watershed restoration since 1983

Native Plants

Big leaf maple seedling getting it’s start at the nursery.

The MRC has been cultivating native grasses, trees, shrubs and forbs for over a decade. All seed is collected locally from the Mattole Watershed and our two native seed farms. For more information about our native plant nursery, please visit our Native Plant Materials page.

We provide both seed and plants for restoration projects and private landowners. If you are interested in learning more about native plants, we would typically offer to have you to join us for our Native Plant Nursery volunteer days. However, due to the pandemic all volunteer days are currently delayed until further notice.

To purchase any seeds from the Native Plant Nursery you can visit the Watershed Wares page or find out more about currently available plants or seed, please contact our nursery manager, Veronica, at 707-629-3514 or veronica@mattole.org. Currently, only some of our total inventory is available online. Here is a complete list of currently available stock:

Grasses and Forbs:

Trees and Shrubs:

Don’t see what you’re looking for or looking to plan ahead of this season? A full list species cultivated by the Native Plant Nursery is available for download here.

Deschampsia cespitosa in the nursery. December 2016.

Fraxinus latifolia in the nursery. December 2016.

Viola adunca, grown for seed production, at the nursery. November 2017.