Native Grass Seed Mix
We collaborated with the NRCS and CHS Kalispell to develop three native grass seed mixes specifically for use in the Flathead Valley. The following mixes are available at CHS Kalispell:
- Valley Mix
30% Bluebunch Wheatgrass, 30% Green Needlegrass, 25% Slender Wheatgrass, and 15% Western Wheatgrass
- Forest Mix
40 % Mountain Brome, 35% Bluebunch Wheatgrass, 15% Western Wheatgrass, and 10% Rough Fescue
- Reclamation Mix (suitable for streambank seeding projects)
40% Streambank Wheatgrass, 35% Thickspike Wheatgrass, and 25% Slender Wheatgrass
All of the seed mixes should readily establish in Flathead County on sites with silty and loamy soils. We recommend that landowners research the soil types in the area they wish to seed.
Custom seed mixes can also be developed; please contact NRCS (752-4242) for recommendations.
For best results, we recommend preparing the site, setting seed well, and mulching.