Forterra expanded the riparian restoration program to the Skykomish River in 2017. With our partners, we launched a basin-wide knotweed control and revegetation program to protect the Skykomish River’s precious habitat and recreation values.
Healthy rivers depend on healthy riparian buffers – reducing water temperature by increasing shade in the summer months, improving water quality through enhanced functioning of riparian buffers, enhancing native plant communities and improving long–term community stewardship capacity for these riparian environments.
what is knotweed and why control it?
Forterra partnered with public and private partners to stop the spread of knotweed and other invasive weeds on the Skykomish River to improve and enhance water quality and wildlife habitat.