Mission

It is the mission of Ernst Conservation Seeds to make available to eastern North America the key native and naturalized species of plants for restoration, reclamation, conservation, wildlife and pollinator habitat enhancement, renewable biomass energy and the beautification of our nation.

We will identify, collect and propagate new species and ecotypes that will meet our clients’ needs, from eastern Canada to the southeastern United States. Our native seeds are produced from species that are considered the most significant foundation of an effective native restoration or reclamation project. To ensure our customers receive a quality product, all of our seeds are harvested, conditioned and tested under the highest quality standards.

In addition to 8,000 acres of native seed production at Ernst, we supply seed from some of North America’s top producers and collectors.

Ernst Conservation Seeds and its suppliers collect, grow and process all of our products in an ecologically sustainable and renewable manner.