Pollinator Habitat Installation Guides
Growing the right flowers, shrubs, and trees with overlapping bloom times is the single most effective course of action to support pollinators from spring through fall.
Establishing Pollinator Meadows from Seed
These guidelines provide instructions for establishing small pollinator meadows. Read more.
Organic Site Preparation for Wildflower Establishment
These guidelines provide instructions for preparing a site using organic methods. Read more.
Collecting and Using Your Own Wildflower Seed
In this document we outline the basic steps of collecting native plant seed using readily available, non-specialized equipment, as well as tips for cleaning, storing, and sharing seed to expand pollinator habitat on farms and in our communities. Read more.
These region- and state-specific guidelines provide in-depth practical guidance on how to install and maintain nectar- and pollen-rich habitat for pollinators in the form of wildflower meadow plantings/ conservation cover (NRCS Conservation Practice 327) or linear rows of native flowering shrubs/ hedgerow plantings (NRCS Conservation Practice 422). Seed mixes and plant recommendations for each region are included in the appendix of each guide. NRCS field staff and conservationists, please contact your state biologists or plant materials specialists regarding the status of these guidelines in your state.