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Native Plants for Sustainable Landscapes:

Establishment and Management of
Lakeshores and Gardens

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Vera Krischik, Associate Professor, Entomology, University of Minnesota
Catherine C. Reed, Research Associate, Entomology, University of Minnesota
Serena E. Willey, Research Assistant, Entomology, University of Minnesota

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Table of Contents

Sustainable Landscapes and Management

Benefits of Sustainable Landscapes

Site Considerations for Designing a Sustainable Landscape
   A brief list of plants found in upland, wet meadow, emergent, and submerged zones (Table 1.)
   Some common native plants (Table 2.)

Implementing a Landscape Plan

Maintaining the Sustainable Landscape
   Examples of common beneficial insects (Table 3.)

Appreciating the Sustainable Landscape

Native Plant List (To view this section you will need the acrobat reader.)
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Sources of Native Seeds and Plants

Suppliers of Erosion Control Materials

Information Resources
  Organizations and web sites

The information in this publication was developed by CUES (Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability, University of Minnesota). CUES is a multidisciplinary program supporting sustainable management and sustainable landscapes.

The extension and research program that supported development of this publication was funded by a grant from the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities Area. Cooperators in the project are the Gervais Lake Association, the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, the Department of Entomology at the University of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Extension Service, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


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