Re-vegetation of Sites with Vegetation Removal

If removal of vegetation is required within project access or staging areas, the disturbed areas shall be replanted with native species, and the area will be maintained and monitored for a period of two years after replanting is complete to ensure the revegetation effort is successful. The standard for success is 80 percent survival of plantings or 80 percent ground cover for broadcast planting of seed, after a period of two years. If revegetation efforts will be passive (i.e., natural regeneration), success will be defined as total cover of woody and herbaceous material equal to or greater than pre-project conditions. If at the end of 2 years, the vegetation has not successfully been re established, the applicant will be responsible for replacement planting, additional watering, weeding, invasive exotic eradication, or any other practice, to achieve these requirements. If success is not achieved within the first two years, the project applicant will need to prepare a follow up report in an additional year’s time.