The Pouder Design Group was retained to prepare a master plan, permit applications, construction documents and construction phase services for an extensive habitat restoration of a large wetland and low-gradient stream channel. The restoration included removal of nearly one-acre of Common Reed – a noxious invasive plant – and the establishment of a three-zone wetland. The plant palette is designed to restore critical wildlife habitat along the channel, in a new forested floodplain, and in the transitional wet meadow area. All native plants were selected and included meadow grass seeds, herbaceous plugs, woody shrubs and trees. The image above shows the site shortly after planting with micro-pool hydrology evident.