Native Plant Producers, ESRS has been cultivating rangeland grasses,
plants, shrubs, wildflowers for the reclamation of plant communities
disturbed by major industrial activity since 1980.
Over the years, the tireless dedication and scientific research of
the ESRS staff has resulted in the company becoming a key player in
the successful re-establishment of many delicate plant communities.
Recent reclamation statistics have proven that the introduction of our
plug production technology has greatly enhanced the efficiency of our
latest reclamation projects.
ESRS is a family owned business run by Steven and Clare Tannas, who
are rangeland agronomists and Kathy Tannas, who is a plant taxonomist
and published author of a series of books on plant identification. More
Located near Calgary, since 1985 we have harvested and reproduced hundreds
of rangeland native plants and seeds, producing them in our large greenhouse
and in our 180 acres of production beds.
With three consultants on staff
and a wealth of experience both in production and reclamation we are
able to reproduce and successfully reintroduce hundreds of species back
into their native environment.
Our business is deigned to serve the reclamation industry, provincial
and federal governments, the oil industry, mining industry, municipalities,
golf courses, wholesale garden centres and anyone requiring environmental
assessments or large scale native plant and seed production capabilities.
Most of our clients are located in Canada's prairie provinces of Alberta,
Saskatchewan and British Columbia, however, we do have clients in the
USA and as far away as Australia.
Many rangeland plant communities contain species that are very slow
to reproduce. When you see a healthy rangeland ecosystem it has often
taken hundreds of years to reach that state. Therefore, after a major
disturbance such as road construction, oil exploration or pipeline construction
successful recovery can be a major challenge.
Re-introducing native species into a severely disturbed ecosystem can
often prove to be very difficult. After many years of reclamation management,
seed production and scientific experimentation we have proved that significant
benefits can be obtained using plugs rather than seeds. Therefore, plugs
form a significant part of our production. We identify on this website
which species we recommend you purchase as plugs.
Production Capacity 600,000
Please direct production enquiries to Greenhouse@easternslopesrangelandseeds.com
or Call us at 1-403-637-2473