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Creating a

Native Landscape

Restoring native plant communities and creating attractive,

dynamic landscapes using native plants requires in-depth

knowledge of native plants and habitats. When designing a

project, there are nine basic elements of successfully establishing

native plant communities:

1.

Determine project objectives

2.

Determine budget and resources

3.

Assess site conditions

4.

Select plant species

5.

Determine seed and plant quantities

6.

Prepare site for installation

7.

Follow appropriate timing

8.

Install seed and plant material

9.

Monitor and maintain site

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Flight 93 National Memorial

The Cardno Native Plant Nursery was

honored to supply more than 16,000 native

grasses and flowering plants to the Flight

93 National Memorial, located in Somerset

County, Pennsylvania.

The memorial, which was dedicated on

September 10, 2011, has been in progress

since 2002 to commemorate the heroism

demonstrated by the crew and passengers of

Flight 93 who lost their lives on September

11, 2001. The native landscape design by

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

enhances the Visitor Center Complex at the

memorial site.

The native plants provided by Cardno include:

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Common Oak Sedge

, Carex pensylvanica

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Common Rush,

Juncus effusus

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Cardinal Flower,

Lobelia cardinalis

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Great Blue Lobelia,

Lobelia siphilitica

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Little Bluestem,

Schizachyrium scoparium

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New England Aster,

Symphyotrichum

novae-angliae

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Switch Grass,

Panicum virgatum

The plants were delivered for installation in

late May 2013. Cardno was part of a team,

including VHB and Davey Resource Group,

who performed under an Indefinite Delivery,

Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the US

Department of Interior. Cardno is proud to be

part of the Flight 93 National Memorial.

Determine project objectives

A restoration project may seek to achieve one or several goals, such as:

Manage stormwater

As stormwater infrastructure becomes overburdened, and additional regulations are

adopted, communities are seeking alternatives to conventional stormwater systems.

Natural treatment options, such as bioswales and rain gardens, have been shown to

successfully assist with water quality and quantity management issues. Cardno can

provide stormwater planning options and assist with regulatory compliance.

Restore watersheds

Water quality and quantity have gained importance in areas that have long enjoyed

abundant, clean water. Native landscape ecosystems can support water purification,

groundwater recharge, and stormwater management. Healthy aquatic ecosystems rely

on a carefully managed balance of vegetation, hydrology, and biological communities.

Cardno’s team of aquatic ecologists can assist with watershed assessment and design.