Highlighted Restoration Projects


In cooperation with private landowners, local governments, and partner organizations, Pierce Conservation District works to enhance and restore local habitats through a variety of restoration methods. 

Many natural habitats in Pierce County have been degraded through the loss of native vegetation that provide critical ecosystem functions. Diverse forests, wetlands, prairies, and other ecosystems have been altered or destroyed, often leading to colonization by invasive species that provide little habitat value. Invasive species prevent native plants from establishing and may contribute to erosion and soil nutrient loss.

Our restoration projects aim to restore ecological integrity to the important habitats of Pierce County, through the removal of invasive species and the establishment of native vegetation. Restoration of natural habitats benefits a wide variety of wildlife species and ecological processes in addition to providing an array of cultural, social, and economic benefits.