About Us

The mission of the Deschutes Basin Native Plant Seedbank (DBNPS) is to increase the availability of genetically local, native seeds for revegetation and restoration within the Deschutes Basin of Oregon.

DBNPS formed a collaboration of over 20 partners to increase the availability of genetically local, native seeds for revegetation and restoration within the Deschutes and John Day Basins. Our goal is to collect, propagate, store and make available seeds of common species used in land restoration. The Seedbank coordinates the management, sale, and inventory of native seeds, while facilitating cooperation between partners and users of the Seedbank. Seedbank partners assist in providing educational opportunities to their members, land managers, property owners and the public concerning benefits of native plants, their use and seeding guidelines.

Meet the Team

These ten professionals volunteer their time, enthusiasm, and expertise as Board Members.

Berta Youtie

Secretary/Treasurer

Eastern Oregon Stewardship Services, Owner

Dan Sherwin

Mike Lattig

Owner of Clearwater Native Plant Nursery

Robert Marheine

President

Sarah Canham

Vice President

Joan Seevers

Marilynne Keyser

Erin Barnholdt

Jennifer Carson

Jenifer Ferriel