About the Book
Plants of the West Duwamish Greenbelt The Nature Consortium's Urban Forest Restoration Project is committed to long-term stewardship and restoration of the West Duwamish Greenbelt, the largest remaining contiguous forest within Seattle city limits. Comprised of 182 city park acres and another 300+/- privately owned acres, the Greenbelt is home to foxes, red-legged frogs, hawks, and bald eagles. It is the forest covering the eastern slopes of West Seattle and is visible from I-5, SR-99, and the West Seattle Bridge. Nature Consortium's restoration goal is the reintroduction of conifer species to the greenbelt via invasive plant removal, native plantings, site maintenance and environmental education. Plant's of the West Duwamish Greenbelt is a collection of photographs taken at Nature Consortium's restoration sites and represents a wide variety of native conifers and understory plants reintroduced or preexisting at the sites. Accompanying each photograph is a brief description describing each plants characteristics as well as a brief ethnobotany. Accompanying the native plant photographs and descriptions are also a handful of invasive plants found within Nature Consortium's Restoration sites; English Ivy, Scotch Broom, and the ever present Himalayan Blackberry.