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.

Partners also include stakeholder collaboration among Non-profits, Seed vendors, SWCD, Tribal Governments, Consultants, County and Cities.  

Note: 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

Note: In the Seed Mix table below, updates to mixes are being transferred as of November 1st, 2022 with new document formatting and updated numbering for some mixes. Please refer to the respective information sheet for more details and previous numbers if applicable.

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
Stormwater South and West 33-261 Current State Seed Mix Stormwater Facilities South & West Microsoft Word | PDF
Mesic Prairie Northwest 35-441 Current State Seed Mix Native Grassland Northwest Microsoft Word | PDF
Oats Cover Crop 21-111 Current State Seed Mix Cover Crops Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF
Wet Meadow Forb Sedge Rush South & West 34-272A Current State Seed Mix Wetland South & West Microsoft Word | PDF
Dry Swale/Pond 33-262 Current State Seed Mix Stormwater Facilities Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF
Wetland Seedbank Release 31-271 Current State Seed Mix Wetland Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF
Dry Prairie Southwest 35-521 Current State Seed Mix Native Grassland Southwest Microsoft Word | PDF
Winter Wheat Cover Crop 21-112 Current State Seed Mix Cover Crops Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF
Riparian South & West 34-262 Current State Seed Mix Wetland South & West Microsoft Word | PDF
Stormwater Northeast 33-361 Current State Seed Mix Stormwater Facilities Northeast Microsoft Word | PDF
Wetland Rehabilitation 34-172 Current State Seed Mix Wetland Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF
Mesic Prairie Southwest 35-541 Current State Seed Mix Native Grassland Southwest Microsoft Word | PDF
Soil Building Cover Crop 21-113 Current State Seed Mix Cover Crops Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF
Riparian NE 34-362 Current State Seed Mix Wetland Northeast Microsoft Word | PDF
Woodland Edge South and West 36-211 Current State Seed Mix Woodland South & West Microsoft Word | PDF
Wet Prairie 34-263 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
Deep Marsh 34-191 Current State Seed Mix Wetland Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF
Dry Prairie General 35-221 Current State Seed Mix Native Grassland Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF
Emergent Wetland 34-182 Current State Seed Mix Wetland Statewide Microsoft Word | PDF

Contact

Dan Shaw
Senior Ecologist/Vegetation Specialist