District staff are available to meet with landowners to discuss options for improving, enhancing, or restoring native habitats. Knowing the landowner’s goals allows the District to put together a plan to remove non-native or invasive weeds and replant with natives that are appropriate to your site. Restoration plantings are often part of larger projects to improve salmon habitat, restrict livestock access to riparian areas, or implement low impact development practices. But they can also be a means to get rid of unwanted weeds, or to attract native wildlife like bees, birds, and amphibians.
Funding for restoration efforts is sometimes available through grants or District cost-share, and in some cases replanting can be done as part of a community volunteer event. Sources of native plants include the District’s annual tree sale (plants are bare root stock) or local nurseries specializing in native species.