MODULE 07 - Streamside Planting

Planting streamside vegetation is a valuable restoration project. This module provides information about the role of streamside vegetation and how to propagate, plant, and maintain native species along streambanks. Species suitable for both mild coastal climates and more harsh climates in the interior are described.

Riparian vegetation is critical in maintaining healthy aquatic ecosystems, particularly in small streams. The riparian zone provides food for aquatic and terrestial organisms, stablizes banks, regulates streamflow and water temperature, and traps sediment and contaminants from upland sources. Wooded streamside areas provide nesting sites for birds and travel corridors for wildlife.

Project Approval Required Training Time Commitment (per year) Number of People Time of Year
yes recommended a few days 4 or more throughout the year

Module 7 Resources

Download Module 7

Hoskins Creek riparian planting photos, 2003

Weedbusters Volunteer Manual

The Greater Vancouver Invasive Plant Council (GVIPC) is working to improve the way we manage invasive plants in Greater Vancouver.

Streamside Plants
Colouring Sheet (10x14 - 963kb)

Placemat (11x17 - 964)