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Plant Production Services

Wholesale Grenhouse and Production beds

Production has grown over the years and the large, modern, wholesale greenhouse and 180 acres of production beds near Calgary, Alberta can now provide almost any type of plant in a timely and cost effective manner.

Native Seed Production

ESRS wholesales large volumes of native seed to commercial distributors. Providing an economic product and large volume sales has been our specialty for the past number of years.

Plug Production

Producing are highly efficient grass plugs for large reclamation projects is a major part of our business. With a 600,000 plugs/yr. production capability no project is too large.

Small Scale Production and Research and Development

We provide small scale production and research and development of new species by contract for a number of organizations and will provide specialized production of native plant materials under contract.

Trays of grass plugs grown at Eastern Slopes Rangeland Seeds
Wholesale Producer of Alberta Native Bedding Plants, Ornamental Grasses and Wildflowers

ESRS has been growing ornamental grasses and Alberta wildflower species for years and can provide dozens of native plants that make excellent perennial bedding plants. ESRS contract grows these species for large scale commercial sales. We can also entertain orders from garden centres and horticultural societies who order a minimum of 100 plants.

Providing Information and Contacts for Planting

It has been our experience that many people using native plants do not have information on the methods of planting or access to equipment for planting. ESRS has accumulated a list of companies that plant live plant materials as well as information on seeding equipment and techniques for planting seed.

Sage Brush plug grown at Eastern Slopes Rangeland Seeds Ltd. commercial greenhouse
Custom Orders

The size of plant desired will require that you allow 4 - 6 months of growing time. It is also important to book space ahead for large orders, especially if collections of seed or live plant materials must occur. Native bedding plants and other specialized native plant materials can be grown by ESRS as custom orders, but we can only entertain large orders.


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About Native Plant Production

Since 1985 ESRS has harvested and reproduced hundreds of rangeland native plants and seeds for the reclamation industry in Western Canada.
Seed harvesting by Eastern Slopes Rangeland Seeds Ltd.

Native Plant Producer, ESRS is committed to the collection and breeding of native plant species indigenous to the province of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. It is our goal to promote the utilization of native species in the reclamation and agricultural industries in order to further protect the delicate ecological balance in the province and increase the productivity of the agricultural sector.

Fast and Efficient Plant Selection

ESRS provides planning into what plants should be established and the content of any seed mixes and live materials planted on a site. This integration allows for fast and efficient selection of the proper plants with the intention to establish cheaply and efficiently the proper plant community the first time.


Native seed breeding and production

ESRS has been growing native plant materials for over 25 years and is currently operating 180 acres of land for native seed breeding and production and more land in tame species.

This experience in growing native plants from seed and plugs has greatly increased the credibility of ESRS in restoration planning and management as well in providing high quality products to the consumer. ESRS has a team of professionals who encompass some of the most skilled Botanists in Alberta with over 30 years of experience working as private consultants and in the government.

Native species have long-term competitive advantages

Native species have long-term competitive advantages over many tame species due to their inherent adaptation to our environment. The main obstacles to wide use of native species include cost and the limited knowledge about these species. It is our goal to provide effective information capable of reducing the costs associated with native species and increasing usability through proper management of native species.

Idaho fescue plug production
Eastern Slopes Rangeland Seeds Ltd. Wholesale Greenhouse


Large Modern Commercial Greenhouse

The commercial greenhouse is devoted to the contract growing of native plant materials. Any native Alberta species can be harvested from the wild and reproduced or produced from breeder plots. ESRS is specialized in grass and forb production as well as woody species. These resources enable ESRS to establish fully functioning plant communities in virtually any part of Western Canada.

Our Strategic Location

ESRS is strategically positioned to complete all site selection, and plant surveys including rare species, rangeland inventory, range health, weed inventories and environmental impact assessments. This allows ESRS to provide detailed background information critical to restoration and reclamation projects which will allow for successful establishment of new native plant communities on disturbed sites.

Researching the benefits of utilizing native plants

To address difficulties in producing and marketing native species properly ESRS conducts specific research on the benefits of utilizing native plants on a species by species basis. This research takes into account areas of production, handling, weed control methods, and planting methods for each species. This has allowed ESRS to maintain its position as one of the most knowledgeable companies for restoration planning in the reclamation industry.

Professional Management and Environmental Monitoring

When working with native species planting failures are extremely common. Therefore, it is essential that professional management and environmental monitoring programs are enacted to maximize success rates. With 30 yrs of experience in rangeland reclamation the staff at ESRS are well qualified to provide the level of expertise you need.


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