Webinar - Insight into Direct Seed Harvest for Ecological Restoration – Definition, Techniques, its Strengths and Challenges



Event Date and Time
February 15th, 2024 at 8:30am MST to February 15th, 2024 at 10:00am MST

Join us for an engaging webinar that delves into the nuanced world of seed sourcing methodologies, comparing directly harvested seed with native seed production through propagation or farming. Our session will unravel the fundamental differences between seed harvest and collection methods, exploring the strengths and potential barriers associated with direct seed harvesting. Discover the intricate technical steps involved in direct native seed harvest, from pre-harvest considerations such as restoration goals, reference site selection, and navigating regulations and stakeholder compensation, to the actual harvesting process. We will dissect the key aspects of seed quality, processing, and storage, shedding light on the intricacies of the supply chain in the post-harvest phase.


Daniel Slodowicz is presently employed as a project leader at Ö+L GmbH, a Swiss company specializing in direct seed harvesting and the ecological restoration of grassland habitats. Prior to this role, Daniel completed his Ph.D. at the University of Bern, concentrating on grassland restoration.