Hi folks! Despite the down economy, it has been a busy spring and summer for CSR, Inc. and we’ve missed posting a lot of information on the blog. Among the many things that happened in the past few months, we wanted to share with you our biggest events:
New nursery manager enlarges native plant availability & selection
Thanks to James Eells, our new Native Nursery Production Manager, CSR now has a plethora of plant material sizes and species to choose from. James succeeded in growing a number of new-to-CSR species including Heartleaf Arnica, a number of Buckwheats, Longspur Lupine, Blazingstar, Coyote Mint, and some new Penstemons among a few. We also have multiple sizes of many plants from 10 ci to 10 gallon and are geared up for further expansion next year.
Our beautiful nursery.
Native sod comes of ageFantastic news! The native sod planted two years ago was test cut earlier this year and determined ready for commercial sale. The photo just doesn’t do it justice. After established, this sod will require ½ to 2/3 less water than a traditional bluegrass lawn and is superiorly adapted to our hot full sun exposures in Southern Idaho.CSR's native sod field, ready for cutting and sale.
CSR becomes native vendor for John Deere Landscapes
After meetings and tours of our nursery facility, John Deere Landscapes has added CSR to their list of approved vendors for native plant material in Region 9 (WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, UT). We can now provide them the quality native plant material they need for their customer’s jobs all over the Northwest.
RECOVERY money goes to restoration
As the government enacts the stimulus plan, money has appeared on the market for restoration and reclamation projects galore. CSR has actively searched out and bid more government projects through the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and US Fish & Wildlife. Over the past few months, we’ve been awarded a number of bids including spray work for the SNRA around Stanley Idaho, Tamarisk control in Utah, and a fantastic job for the Hanford National Wildlife Refuge in Washington that includes collection, grow-out, and planting of natives over two years.
CSR Wyoming office moves to bigger, better location
The Wyoming branch of CSR has transitioned from a “closet” to a larger office space in Rock Springs. We now have plenty of space to handle walk-in clients and all 10 Wyoming employees and meetings.
CSR East opens to rave reviews
Affectionately named the ‘Brewhaus’ after the prior business, CSR’s new office is open in Kimberly Idaho! We now have adequate space for the Biology, Design, IT, and Sales departments as well as a state-of-the-art biology lab for soil crust experimentation. CSR’s Construction, Stewardship, and office staff that remain at the original office are happy to have personal space again, and the design staff’s temporary Twin Falls location has been closed. The official ribbon cutting will be held on October 8th.
Don't be decieved, our new office and lab space is in both the tan and blue buildings.
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