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Forest landslides such as this one in the
Nanaimo Lakes area can severely impact aquatic and terrestrial resources.
Restoration of the steep slope of this slide required the use of soil
bioengineering (wattle fences) to allow the slope to support vegetation. A
cover of seeded species (see hydroseeder, hose and worker in centre photo) was
applied to control erosion while a planting of pioneering shrubs (Sitka alder)
was used to initiate the natural successional processes that will eventually
result in the re-establishment of forest species on this slope.
(Photos courtesy of Polster Environmental Services)