Texas Native Seeds Program (TNS)

Texas Native Seeds (TNS) is a non-profit research and development program that works to enable native plant restoration across Texas. Our focal areas include developing commercially available, locally adapted native seed sources for all areas of Texas, conducting applied restoration research to develop practical restoration methods, and disseminating findings and conducting educational activities in support of the restoration and conservation of native plant communities.  TNS is structured as a network of 6 collaborative regional projects to serve the diverse ecoregions and restoration needs of the state.

Click the video below to hear a message from Former Director, Forrest Smith, about Texas Native Seeds.

Featured News

Development of Eagle Ford Shale (EFS) oil and gas resources will continue to have considerable impacts on the native habitats of southern Texas. Diverse native plant communities are important habitat for many wildlife species and underlie the predominant land uses of the impacted region aside from oil and gas production. Major issues associated with EFS development are addressed in this… [more]
Our age has become one of escalating warnings and anxieties about many things, but the biggest of all is climate crisis. Young people the world over are crying out for a reckoning of previous generations’ knowing destruction of the natural world. Although the modern environmental movement has been widespread and successful in many ways, it has not kept pace with the ongoing industrial growth and… [more]
Congratulations to Texas Native Seeds for receiving the Group Achievement Award from The Wildlife Society at the 2019 Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada! The Group Achievement Award recognizes an organization’s outstanding wildlife achievement that is consistent with and/or assists in advancing the objectives of The Wildlife Society.