Appalachian Plant Materials Center products are
through better plants and science.
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What We Do
The Appalachian Plant Materials
Center (PMC) serves a wide variety
of land users in the Appalachian
Region by evaluating plants for
their ability to solve specific
conservation problems related to
• rugged topography,
• soil limitations,
• various land uses,
• fish and wildlife needs,
• desires of the landowners.
The PMC assembles plants from the
entire service area with similar soils
and climate, evaluates the plants,
develops management techniques,
and provides seed and plants
for planting to test performance
throughout the area.
The PMC provides a place for
conducting systematic observations
and evaluations of plants needed
to protect our natural resources.
New techniques are developed for
the propagation, establishment,
management, and use for new
or improved species of grasses,
legumes, shrubs and trees.
Plants are an important tool for
conservation. The PMC program is
devoted to promoting and providing
plant materials and technology for