Trapper Creek Farm

Trapper Creek Farm was established in 1983 and is dedicated to the commercial production of native plants for revegetation, reclamation and habitat restoration projects. We produce seed of the native sedge, Carex pachystachya, (common name Chamisso Sedge).

Canadian & Alaskan clients have noted that the Native Plant chamisso sedge works well in wetland restoration projects, with good establishment and withstands mowing. In linear right-of-way projects with intermittent wetlands (utility R-O-W, roads, pipelines etc.) a seed mixture containing 8%-10% of chamisso sedge has proven cost-effective for soil stabilization and erosion control. Seed lab analysis for chamisso sedge estimates 700,000 seeds per pound.

The USDA profile lists this species as Native Plant Status in USA (AK, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, WY) and Canada (AB, BC, SK, YT). The USDA plant profile lists the distribution and technical specifications of Carex pachystachya.

Seed is available through 3 locations:

  • Atten: Phillip DJ Smith
    Trapper Creek Farm Alaska/ P.O. 4272/ Palmer, Alaska 99645
    Ph (907) 745-1193 EMAIL PDJSmith1@gmail.com

  • Atten: Steve Rooke
    Alaska Garden & Pet Supply / 114 N. Orca / Anchorage, AK 9950
    Ph (907) 222-2047 EMAIL Steve.AKgarden@acsalaska.net

  • Atten: Harold A Wood
    Landmark Turf & Native Seed/ 4908 S. Hayford Road/ Spokane, WA 99224
    Ph (800) 268-0180 EMAIL: HWood@nativeseed.us


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