Native landscaping is beautiul and attracts an array o birds,insects, and wildlie. Once established, native plants useless water and require less maintenance than non-nativeplants. They also help protect against ood risks by slowinghigh ows and stabilizing river banks. Native landscaping isimportant both inside and outside the oodplain. While some steps towards native landscaping in the oodplaintake planning, others can be implemented easily and withlittle expense. Native plants preserve the land’s health,beautiy your property, and are hardy and easy to maintain.
Three Examples o How to Use Native Vegetation:
Bank stabilizers for use along the river and in the20 feet beyond the river’s high water mark
Coyote willow, River birch, Bog birch, Redosierdogwood, Chokecherry, Streambank wheatgrass
For use in the 20-40 feet beyond the stream bank
Booth willow, Geyers willow, Aspen, Alder-leaedbuckthorn, Gooseberries, Currants, Elderberry,Serviceberry, Snowberry, Lewis’ mockorange
For use as ground cover
Meadow oxtail, Idaho escue,Bluebunch wheatgrass, Rocky Mountain iris, Asters,Bluebells, Western valerian, Sticky geranium, Creepingpotentilla, Yellow monkey ower, Columbine
Benefts to Birds and Insects:
in addtn t beng beautu andw-mantenance, natve andscapngas attracts nsects, brds, and wde. ows, dragnys, andbutterys are a part a heathy pant/rver reatnshp.
* Contact riparian experts or environmental consultants to determinethe best site-specifc plantings or your property.
Resources or Floodplain Living:
• Conservation Seeding
& Restoration, Inc.
• Blaine Soil Conservation District• Sawtooth Botanical Gardens• Hailey Nursery• Webb, employee owned
100 year food
Annual spring rise
Low water level
This home’s native landscaping oers river access and increased food protection.
P h o t o : R o b e r t H . M o h l e n b r o c k U S D A - N R C S P L A N T S D a t a b a s e
top: Cinquioil, Columbine middle: Redosier dogwood bottom: Phlox
P h o t o : J e r r y W . B r i t t o n
For more inormation or acomplete list o recommendedplants to use in the oodplain, contactWood River Land Trust at 788-3947 orgo to www.woodriverlandtrust.org.Remember to contact your localgovernment to learn the specifcriparian setback requirements and otherregulations that apply to your propertybeore adding or restoring decks, yards,structures, landscaping, or building anew home.
Budng setback nt drawn t scae.