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Seed Mixes for the Gunnison Basin

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Dry areas with well drained (often more sandy or shallow) areas dominated by lower growing sagebrush and sparse vegetation. Low amounts of flowers and moderate levels of bare soil.

Areas: Antelope Hills, Parlin, Doyleville, Hartman Rocks.

Seed Mix:  Sheep Fescue-1, Sandberg Bluegrass-1, Western Wheatgrass-4 (Totaling 6 lbs/acre);

Indian Ricegrass and Bottlebrush Squirreltail can be added by request.

MID ELEVATION (8,500-9,500 FT).

Slightly higher in elevation, but still dominated by sagebrush. More robust grass cover and a moderate diversity of flowers. Areas will have snowberry interspersed throughout indicating slightly higher moisture regime. Soils are deep (greater than 3 ft).

Areas: Mid-Ohio Creek, Powderhorn.

Seed Mix: Western Wheatgrass-4, Sandberg Bluegrass-1, Indian Ricegrass-3, Squirreltail-1 (Totaling 9 lbs per acre)

HIGH ELEVATION (9,000-9,500 FT)

Areas where sagebrush is still dominant, but where pockets of aspen begin to come in. Grasses & flowers are prevalent and bare ground is very low. Soil is deep & dark, but still well drained.

Areas: Arrowhead, CB South, Upper Ohio Creek, Crested Butte

Seed Mix: Western Wheatgrass-4, Slender Wheatgrass-6, Canby Bluegrass-1 (Totaling 11 lbs/acre)


Irrigated areas for hay production. Introduced species are included.

Seed Mix: Timothy-2, Mammoth Red Clover-2, Redtop-1 (Totaling 5 lbs/acre).


For pasture use. Introduced species are included. Animals should not be allowed to graze the area for 2 growing seasons for best seed success.

Seed Mix: Timothy-2, Slender Wheatgrass-6, Mammoth Red Clover-2 (Totaling 10 lbs/acre)


Hardy Lawn Mix: Mix of 2 types of KY Bluegrass (24%/21%), Tall Fescue (16%) & Perennial Rye (15%). Add durability to highly trafficked lawns, reduce watering needs, and add disease and pest resistance to your lawn. This mix should not be used near areas where horses graze.


Native riparian areas that are perennially wet, native and near river and wetland areas. (Not a hay meadow mix). Contact GCD for more details on riparian mixes. Seed includes tufted hairgrass, redtop, Canada bluejoint, Nebraska sedge, beaked sedge. May include wildflowers such as yarrow and rocky mountain iris. We custom order these mixes to suit your needs.


Prices, Mixes and quantities vary based on native seed available. One ounce packets are usually in stock at the District Office. 

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**Call District Manager Caroline Czenkusch for custom pricing, which will include shipping and sales tax. She can be reached on her office phone at 970-707-3047 or through email at