Streambank Revegetation and Protection: A Guide for Alaska
Plant Care and Preparation

Wetland Revegetation

There are many areas defined as wetland in Alaska, including streambank or riparian areas. Use of wetland plants for erosion control, stormwater and sewage treatment, and revegetation are increasing. Unlike other forms of revegetation, direct seeding is not a preferred planting method for frequently saturated wetland conditions. Wetland environments are characterized by saturated or flooded soils and fluctuating water levels. Seed dispersed in this environment could float and move about freely according to wind and water movement. Reproduction by seed in wetland plant communities is generally considered to be secondary to vegetative reproduction.