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).

 

seed mixes

 

Seed mix information

Information & Links to important seed mix information
This table describes the seed mix category, purpose and region as well as provides links to download further details as a PDF file or Word Document file.
Minnesota Seed Mix Information Sheet Links
Title Label Seed mix category Seed mix purpose Seed mix region Info Sheet Download Links
Dry Prairie Southwest 35-521 Current State Seed Mix Native Grassland Southwest Microsoft Word | PDF
Wet Meadow Northeast 34-371 Current State Seed Mix Wetland Northeast Microsoft Word | PDF
Winter Wheat Cover Crop 21-112 Current State Seed Mix Cover Crops Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF
Stormwater Northeast 33-361 Current State Seed Mix Stormwater Facilities Northeast Microsoft Word | PDF
Mesic Prairie Southwest 35-541 Current State Seed Mix Native Grassland Southwest Microsoft Word | PDF
Wet Meadow South and West 34-271 Current State Seed Mix Wetland South & West Microsoft Word | PDF
Soil Building Cover Crop 21-113 Current State Seed Mix Cover Crops Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF
Riparian South and West 34-261 Current State Seed Mix Wetland South & West Microsoft Word | PDF
Dry Prairie Southeast 35-621 Current State Seed Mix Native Grassland Southeast Microsoft Word | PDF
Woodland Edge South and West 36-211 Current State Seed Mix Woodland South & West Microsoft Word | PDF
Dry Prairie General 35-221 Current State Seed Mix Native Grassland Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF
Riparian Northeast 34-361 Current State Seed Mix Wetland Northeast Microsoft Word | PDF
Mesic Prairie Southeast 35-641 Current State Seed Mix Native Grassland Southeast Microsoft Word | PDF
Woodland Edge Northwest 36-411 Current State Seed Mix Woodland Northwest Microsoft Word | PDF
Mesic Prairie General 35-241 Current State Seed Mix Native Grassland Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF
Wetland Rehabilitation 34-171 Current State Seed Mix Wetland Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF
Native Construction 32-241 Current State Seed Mix Mid-term Stabilization Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF
Woodland Edge Northeast 36-311 Current State Seed Mix Woodland Northeast Microsoft Word | PDF
Dry Prairie Northwest 35-421 Current State Seed Mix Native Grassland Northwest Microsoft Word | PDF
Emergent Wetland 34-181 Current State Seed Mix Wetland Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF

Contact

Dan Shaw
Senior Ecologist/Vegetation Specialist