2015 Intertribal Nursery Council Meeting

Start Date: September 22, 2015
Location: Pendleton, OR

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation &
Western Forestry & Conservation Association

2015 Intertribal Nursery Council Annual Meeting
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation &
Western Forestry & Conservation Association

September 22-24, 2015 • Wildhorse Resort Casino • Pendleton, Oregon

Tuesday, September 22

Morning Welcome – Tribal Governance Center Rotunda

Round Robin Introductions

Tribal Native Plant Nursery Tour

Lunch – Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

Afternoon Technical Sessions – Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

CTUIR Programs – TBA

Native Plant Restoration at theArchipelago Plant Propagation CenterAndrea Stanley, Boarderlands Restoration, Patagonia, AZ

Native Plants, Food, Medicine, and Seed on the Tesuque Pueblo Farm Emigdio Ballon, Four Bridges Traveling Permaculture Institute, Tesuque, NM

Promoting Cultural Sustainability Through Native and Medicinal Plant Production, Organic Gardening, and LandscapingManuel and Cheryl Morales, Aaniiih Nakoda College, Harlem, MT

Achieving Food & Health Sovereignty Through Native Science Linda Black Elk, Sitting Bull College, Fort Yates, ND

Inter-Tribal Gathering Garden in Portland Donita Sue Fry, Portland Youth and Elders Council, Portland, OR

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute Tour

Evening Traditional Dinner – Tribal Longhouse


Wednesday, September 23


Mecham Creek Restoration Site Tour

Lunch – Wildhorse Casino Resort

Afternoon Technical Sessions – Wildhorse Casino Resort

Monarchs and Milkweeds Thomas Landis, Native Plant Nursery Consulting, Medford, OR

Burns Paiute pollinators, milkweeds, and monarchs Brandyn Six, Burns Paiute Tribe

Increasing habitat restoration efficiency using symbiotic microorganisms Rusty Rodriguez, Symbiogenics, Seattle, WA

Improving agricultural sustainability through fungal endophytes Regina Redman, Symbiogenics, Seattle, WA

Nursery Service Learning Opportunities in the Philippines Kenneth Pete, Jr & Danielle Guzman, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Using TEK to Define Target Native Plants for Restoration (with discussion) Jeremiah Pinto, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID

Discussion – Trials and tribulations of starting a nursery

Thursday, September 24

Morning Training Modules

Water Quality and Irrigation (with discussion) – Jeremiah Pinto, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID

Planning Crops and Developing Propagation Protocols (with discussion)Kasten Dumroese, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID

Closing Remarks


About the Conference
Annual meeting and Workshop: 2015 marks the 15th annual Intertribal Nursery Council (INC) meeting. We are pleased to announce this year’s gathering will be hosted jointly by the Western Forestry & Conservation Nursery Association and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). The event will be held September 22-24, in Pendleton, Oregon.

Tour and Dinner: Tours will be Tuesday and Wednesday morning. They will include a visit to the CTUIR Tribal Native Plant Nursery and a restoration outplanting site. A traditional-style dinner from the host tribe will be held on Tuesday evening.

Nursery Training Workshop: Since the publication of the USDA Agricultural Handbook 730, Nursery Manual for Native Plants: A Guide for Tribal Nurseries, the INC has initiated the teaching of Nursery Training Modules taken directly from the manual. These modules cover content from the publication’s individual chapters, in addition to the latest information available since publication. If you have any specific requests for topics covered, please contact Jeremy Pinto.

A Call for Presentations: The INC hosts are seeking a few more speakers for this year’s annual meeting. In the past, presentation topics included overviews or updates from tribal nurseries, restoration efforts using native plants, native plant research projects, and conservation education efforts. If you or someone you know would like to present a topic, please contact Jeremy as soon as possible. Presentations will be held Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon (September 22 and 23).

Travel Grants: The USDA Forest Service has secured grant money to help pay travel and registration costs for individuals attending the INC nursery meeting. A limited number of grants are available and will be awarded to students and tribes with limited or no travel funds. Priority will be given to those tribes that have nurseries, or are in the planning stages of nursery development. Contact Jeremy to have a grant application sent to you.