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Restoration site in Discovery Park includes solid understory  of Himalayan blackberry.

Restoration site in Discovery Park includes solid understory of Himalayan blackberry.

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2007 Restoration Project in Discovery Park

Native Plant Steward Project Team

Cindy Balbuena, Jason Broad, and Andy Quast

Site

The project site borders the Park’s North Loop Trail in an upland forested habitat. The site is relatively flat with damp, well-drained soil. Red Alder and Big Leaf Maple are the dominant overstory species in the forest, but the site exists in a sunny clearing in the canopy that may have once been a parking lot. The majority of the site is covered in a mix of non-native Himalayan Blackberry and native stinging nettle. Large woody debris is present throughout the site. The outskirts of the site have a healthy diversity of native shrubs including salmonberry, red elderberry, Indian plum, sword fern, and trailing blackberry.

Site Goals

Action Plan

Work Accomplished as of 3/31/2008