When attempting any restoration project, good, thoughtful, planning can save the valuable time and money. It pays to get your plan done right. Methow Natives has over 10 years of experience working with native plants in the Methow Valley. We are available for consulting on your native plant project. Property surveys, restoration planning, weed control and landscape design are among the services that we offer. Consulting rates are $65 for initial consultation (90min.) and $25/hr. for additional time.
New landowner special: 2 hr.site consultation detailing current vegetation condition, weed control strategy and restoration planning. Native plant report complete with native plant list, weed list, fire prevention strategies and five year restoration plan. $155.
MN works with agencies, companies and individuals to meet the specific need of any growing or restoration project. We offer:
- site specific seed and cutting collection.
- job site delivery.
- flexible timing schedules to meet the challenging demands of restoration work.
Restoring native ecosystems in the Methow Valley and inland Northwest is one of the goals of Methow Natives. We have worked on a variety of riparian and upland restoration projects throughout the region. Successful contracts have been completed with Washington Department of Transportation (WDOT), Okanogan Conservation District, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Johnson & Associates. Services have ranged from contract growing, consulting, planting, irrigation systems, monitoring and maintenance. References are available.
Case Study - Bonaparte Creek Wetland Restoration:
In the fall of 2001, Methow Natives contracted with the WDOT to two thousand plants grown from local seed and cuttings on Bonaparte Creek, east of Tonasket, WA, as part of a wetland mitigation project. Plants species ranged from riparian species such as Scoulers willow, water birch and red osier dogwood to upland species such as sagebrush and rabbitbrush. Plant survival in 2002 was high despite the dry spring and summer conditions. MN performed extensive weed control by mechanical means throughout the season to control heavy populations of annual weeds. The project has developed well and with continued maintenance this wetland area will become part of a vibrant riparian community along Bonaparte Creek, providing excellent wildlife habitat and improving water quality.
“Methow Natives’ plants are of excellent quality with fully developed root and stem systems. The planting and weed control crews are efficient and skilled. I recommend Methow Natives, without reservation, for plant selection, planting and plant establishment.”
- Sandra Salisbury, Roadside Restoration Specialist, Washington Dept of Transportation
Call us if you are interested in creating an ecologically sensitive landscape that will blend your landscape into its natural surroundings. If you love to see butterflies floating through your backyard amid a profusion of purple and yellow blooms among a sea of waving bunchgrasses then Methow Natives is the place for you. MN is available to serve all of your native landscaping needs. Whether you are interested in detailed landscape drawings or a go with the flow approach, we can make your project happen. We have experienced landscape crews who will ensure the highest care for your plants. Call us for references.
One of guiding principles of Methow Natives is that education is a key to responsible stewardship for the Methow Valley. Rob Crandall, founder of Methow Natives, has been involved in environmental education for 12 years in the Methow Valley. He has worked with students of all ages from kindergarteners to elderhostel groups. River Camp, Methow Valley Restoration Education program, Watershed Watcher’s are among some of the programs that have enjoyed his easy going nature, love of native plants and penchant for flying objects (juggling toys not UFO’s). Rob and his Methow Natives staff are available for a wide array of educational programs.
Methow Natives runs an internship program for local high school students and recent college grads interested in restoration and native plant propagation. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in these programs.