Restoration Resources

We are more than happy to lead the way creating a restoration plan for your unique environment, while taking your input along the way.

If you'd like to research more about the potential options for restoring your site to gain inspiration, learn more about ecological restoration,

or find native plant nurseries, we have a few helpful resources attached here! 

Native Plant Nurseries

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Seattle Native Plants

  • Wholesale & Retail native plant nursery 

  • Propogate and source from local growers

  • North Burien - between SeaTac and Seattle

  • Additional services

Go Natives!

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  • Small retail nursery

  • Located in Richmond Beach

  • >200 native species

  • Grow most plants from bare roots and plugs

  • Source others from regional nurseries

WACD Plant Materials Center

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  • Washington Association of Conservation Districts

  • Non-profit

  • Bare-root nursery

  • Bow, WA in Skagit County

  • >80 species of 1 and 2-yr old seedlings and cuttings

  • Propogated from source-identified wild-collected seeds

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Native Plant Databases & Guides

Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS)

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  • Native Plant Directory

  • Educational Resources

  • Events

  • Regional Chapters

  • Invasive Plants Info

  • External Resources

Burke Herbarium Image Collection

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  • Developed by the University of Washington Herbarium

  • Photos and Info for >3000 vascular plants of WA State

  • Distribution maps

  • Species descriptions

  • Fungi + Lichen

  • Easy ID Key

Other Restoration Materials

ChipDrop

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  • FREE mulch delivered by local arborists

  • An entire dumptruck load- between 4 and 20 yards!

  • Mixture of chips and leaves/needles

  • Can request logs to be included

  • Delivery in 1-5 weeks

Pacific Topsoils

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  • Large variety of barks and mulches available

  • Multiple locations around the region

  • Yard debris dropoff

  • Open daily

Cedar Grove

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  • Mulch, Compost, + Topsoil

  • Certified weed-free

  • Dark-brown decorative

  • Local + Organic

  • Maple Valley + Everett

  • Composting systems + yard debris dropoff

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Interested in incorporating a pollinator habitat into your space? Benefits include:

  • Providing food and shelter for our local pollinator species, in turn supporting their populations as a whole.

  • Pollinator plants help sequesters carbon, filter water, stabilize soil, and outcompete invasive species!

  • Pollinator plants often include flowering species, which are an aesthetically pleasing addition to any natural space- big or small!

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Pollinator Habitats

Who are our local native pollinators, and why are they so special?

These species move pollen from flower to flower as they move around to drink nectar or feed off the pollen. This allows plants to reproduce by making fertile seeds for the next generation! 75-95% of the world's flowering species need help from pollinators in order to reproduce!

  • Butterflies and moths

  • Bumblebees, other bees, and wasps

  • Hummingbirds

  • Beetles, flies, and ants

  • Bats

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Tips on creating your very own pollinator habitat:

  • Stick to native plant species! While pollinators may still enjoy many non-native plant species (and they're quite beautiful still), they can be invasive and outcompete native species as they have not evolved to live harmoniously in our Western WA ecosystems. 

  • Select several plant species that include multiple different colors- pink, white, violet, yellow, blue etc. to cater to and attract a variety of pollinator species.

  • Plant in clusters with a few of the same species together, to help create a larger visual target for pollinators to see when searching!

  • Select plant species with varied seasonal timing in their blooms (ie. early spring, early summer, late summer, early fall...).

  • If you are planning to mulch, leave some areas as bare ground dirt! Many of our pollinator species ground nest, and having this soil access is vital to their survival!

  • In addition to flower diversity, structural diversity is important as well! Planting species like sword ferns, salal, kinnikinnick and native grasses are highly important as well.

  • Control noxious weed species, while avoiding pesticide use whenever possible!

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Some online resources to help you learn more and get started: