Sand Bluestem is used extensively in soil conservation because its adaptation to sand and extension root system.
Sand Bluestem is a good to excellent forage due to its high palatability and high yield. Forage should be harvested prior to seedhead formation as palatability rapidly decreases once it reaches maturity which is true of most of native grasses.
Sand Bluestem is browsed by many wildlife species and provides nesting and cover for upland game birds.
Sand Bluestem makes an attract landscape plant in sandy type soils. Its ability to tolerate stresses makes it very desirable as a low-maintenance species.