||The USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and its cooperators have developed native grass technology for restoring coastal dune and marsh communities over the past 40 years. This technology includes methods for propagating the grasses in cultivation, processing
vegetative plant material and seed, and establishing them on restoration sites in the field. It also includes the development of regional cultivars capable of tolerating environmental extremes and
producing dependable quantities of quality seed and vegetative plant material. The establishment techniques and cultivars vary from north to south with different species and cultivars playing
different roles in the different regions.