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Native plants provide a foundation for key ecological processes such as carbon sequestration, water filtration and pollinator habitat. This webpage provides  key resources for native plant information.

The establishment of diverse vegetation on projects helps to achieve a wide range of landscape functions from wildlife habitat to carbon sequestration.

To help ensure the successful establishment and management of vegetation on projects BWSR has developed separate web pages on the topics of Vegetation Policies, Vegetation Establishment and Management, Seed Mixes, The Minnesota Wetland Restoration Guide,  Native Plants, and Invasive Plants.

BWSR Native Vegetation Establishment and Enhancement Guidelines

MN Wetland Restoration Plant ID Guide (pdf)

Native Plant Suppliers and Landscapers in Minnesota

BWSR Featured Plant Archive

Minnesota Wildflowers


Dan Shaw
Senior Ecologist/Vegetation Specialist