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A wetland bank is a wetland, stream, or other aquatic resource area that has been restored, established, enhanced, or (in certain circumstances) preserved for the purpose of providing compensation for unavoidable impacts to aquatic resources.
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The Blaine Wetland Sanctuary is experiencing a significant problem with invasive, non-native (exotic) species, which has deteriorated the native ecosystem. Removing the invasive, non-native species and exposing the native seed bank will allow the area to reestablish the native plant community and its habitat value.
Wetland restoration is the removal of non-native invasive and overabundant native woody trees and non-native invasive herbaceous species such as reed canary grass. The methods to restore the wetland involve tree cutting, mowing, prescribed burns, herbicide treatments, and inter-seeding to promote under story diversity to plant species.
The city has hired E.G. Rud and Sons, Inc., to provide an independent survey of the city property lines. Individual property information is available on at online or at Blaine City Hall.