Native Plant Distribution
The 2013 free Native Plant Distribution (NPD) has successfully wrapped up the 1st round of plant distribution! If you weren't part of the 100+ landowners that received 8000+ trees and shrubs then don't fret: you still haven't missed out. We are now preparing for round 2 of native plant distribution and thousands more plants will be available. Additionally, the SWC has tree flagging and protection devices (rigid mesh tubes, welded-wire beaver caging) for you to aid in establishing your riparian plantings.
The secound round of Native Plant Distribution is first come, first served and updates will be periodic, so keep a close eye on the website or contact me at email@example.com for species availability. Technical assistance is available to determine which plants would thrive at a given location and ecosystem type.
Walk along your stream banks, lake shore, or wetland edges. What native plants are already there and are doing well? You may want to plant more of those. If you have gaps or lots of invasives, those might be good places to put in some Douglas spirea, Pacific ninebark, or willows. Do you have a lot of shrubs? You may want to consider adding some conifers such as Western Red Cedar, Western Hemlock, or if you are near the coast, Sitka spruce. The conifer seedlings can grow into large trees shading the stream an become large woody debris in a hundred years.
For more information, technical assistance, or to place a plant request please contact Caleb Mentzer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-513-2604.
The Field Crew is available to help maintain or prepare sites for riparian plantings. Keep in mind that if preparation includes removal of invasives from a large swath of bank, you may need to put down temporary erosion control, such as native grass seed, until your plant's are established.
Please contact the SWC by calling 541-268-3044 or emailing email@example.com if you would like release assistance. Funding is limited but all requests for help will be considered.
Current availability list:
Sitka spruce: Grows to 180' tall and 6' in diameter. Prefers moist well-drained sites near the Coast. Generally less tasty to elk and deer than other conifers. Still Available
Grand fir: Grows to 220' tall and 7' in diameter. Occurs in dry to moist sites with a prefernce towards the coastal fogbelt zone. Crushed leaves leaves emit a strong, balsamy flavor.
Red alder: Can grow to 120' tall and 3' in diameter. Occurs along streams and in moist bottoms. Nitrogen fixing.
Willow Stakes: We will have a variety of willow stakes.
Stay tuned for species availability updates.
The Native Plant Distribution is made possible by the Siuslaw National Forest through the Coast Range Stewardship Fund, which is administered by Cascade Pacific RC&D, as well as from generous donations from local businesses, organizations and individuals alike: Roseburg Resources Company, Bureau of Land Management