Seedballs: An opportunity for low-cost, community-based riparian revegetation

John Leary, Restoration and GIS Coordinator, RiversEdge West

This guide, authored by RiversEdge West's, John Leary, explains how to make seedballs and how to plan seedball making and dispersal events. Seedball events are low-cost, engage with and educate community members and support restoration efforts with revegetation.

Enter your 5-digit zip code to use Audubon’s native plants database and explore the best plants for birds in your area. 

      Evaluating Sod Mats as an Alternative to Plugs in Wetland Revegetation   Susan Sherrod1*   1Biohabitats, Denver, CO, USA;   The City of Fort Collins (CO) Natural Areas Department used custom-grown wetland sod mats largely in place of herbaceous plugs to reve

This document describes the biology and management implications of reed canary grass, a rhizomatous perennial grass that is currently found in all but six of the lower 48 states.  

The purpose of the Stream Stewardship and Recovery Handbook is to create an educational resource for private landowners to better understand their streamside properties in the context of the larger watershed, what they can do to practice good stream stewardship and when/how they should engage outside help for stewardship or recovery projects.

This site allows users to enter their zip code to view a list of the best plants for birds in their area, as well as local resources and links to more information. 

A well-designed revegetation plan is a foundational component of a successful stream restoration project. It helps to ensure the establishment and long-term viability of a healthy riparian corridor, which is critical to stream ecology and stream structure. This technical guidance document provides information and recommendations on: Important elements to consider when developing a revegetation plan for a stream restoration project Construction specifications within revegetation plans Items to address during and after construction

This groundbreaking new publication from the Society for Ecological Restoration provides updated and expanded guidance on the practice of ecological restoration, clarifies the breadth of ecological restoration and allied environmental repair activities, and includes ideas and input from a diverse international group of restoration scientists and practitioners.

The purpose of this beautifully illustrated guide is to cultivate awareness of native riparian vegetation and appreciation for its role in proper riparian function.