Canals, Ditches, and Streams: Vegetating Waterways

Vegetated man-made and natural waterways serve multiple functions. Learn how they prevent erosion and streambank collapse, improve water quality, and provide habitat for pollinators. These systems also provide connectivity for species on the move. As our climate changes, it’ll be critical to have wild corridors in place. Issues and techniques involved with attracting pollinators and installing and maintaining the vegetation will be discussed.


Evan Engber, BioEngineering Associates, Laytonville, CA;
Claire Kremen, Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management, UC Berkeley, CA.