Critical area plantings help reduce the potential for erosion in high-risk, disturbed areas. Grasses, shrubs, vines, and trees are used to stabilize sites and protect soil from wind and water damage.

Do This If You Have
  • Construction areas
  • Areas needing stabilization before or after natural disasters like floods or wildfires
  • Eroded banks of natural channels, banks of constructed channels, lake shorelines, sand dunes, and riparian areas
  • Other areas degraded by human activities or natural events