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Summary: Environmentally critical areas (ECAs) such as streams, wetlands, shorelines and steep slopes represent the most environmentally sensitive and productive habitat in the city of Seattle. Vegetation restoration projects in these areas can play a critical role in improving the health and function of these areas. This Tip will guide you in conducting vegetation restoration on your property. It provides step-by-step instructions to design and implement a vegetation restoration project as well as links to additional information. While a simple backyard restoration project can be accomplished by any homeowner, technical assistance is also available if additional support is desired.

Date Revised: 02/28/2007

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