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Riparian Buffer

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One of the project goals is to increase the diversity of the native plant community on the site. Currently the site is dominated by invasive reed canarygrass. The project includes planting a variety of native species such as red osier dogwood, native willows, spruce, Douglas-fir, and native shrubs such as snowberry and spirea. 

Planting Plots in the Triple Creek Riparian Buffer Zone
Ten planting plots on the upper floodplain (shown above in white and yellow) will be intensively managed for weed control and planted with native species appropriate for the drier soil hydrology. In addition, terraces, or inset floodplains within the incised channel (shown in green above) will be planted with native riparian species suited for the wetter soil conditions.


Triple Creek "Triangle Terrace"
This terrace, or inset floodplain, will be planted with native