Pollinator Habitat Installation Guides
These regional guidelines provide in-depth practical guidance on how to install and maintain nectar and pollen habitat for bees in the form of wildflower meadow plantings or linear rows of native flowering shrubs. 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.
Maryland Conservation Cover Job Sheet with Addendum by Steve Strano, Maryland NRCS
Western Oregon & Washington Conservation Cover (Draft)
California Central Valley Conservation Cover (Draft)
California Central Coast Conservation Cover (Draft)
Southern California Coast and Foothills Conservation Cover (Draft)
Southern California Coast and Foothills Hedgerow (Draft)
Establishing Pollinator Meadows from Seed on Small Sites
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