State agencies have created standard restoration and conservation seed mixes that
can be used for projects (many native seed vendors can supply these mixes). Below are lists of current “State Seed Mixes” that have been in use since 2009.
Also listed are “Pilot Seed Mixes” that were developed to expand the use of native plant species for a variety of landscapes, and provide “model” mixes for projects that can be adapted for specific site conditions. These mixes are in a testing phase where we are looking for opportunities to work with partners to test their effectiveness on projects to guide future updates.
Note that cover crops are included in the mixes, so additional cover crops are not typically needed unless additional stabilization is necessary for projects (such as steep slopes).