Invasive species management is often not complete without restoration. Removal of invasive species can leave significant disturbance on the ground and invasive species thrive on human disturbance. In addition, healthy native plant communities offer a level of resilience against invasion.
Restoration may involve re-establishment of native plant communities, increasing biodiversity, improving structural diversity, shoreline stabilization, wetland creation or several other activities. Restoration supports invasive species management and removal efforts, improving the sustainability and resilience of projects.
WNY PRISM has developed resources to assist land managers with selection of native plant species that offer additional protection against the establishment or re-emergence of invasive species after removal efforts have taken place.
WNY PRISM Best Management Practices: Restoration Seed Mixes