DIY steps and tips to restore streams and rivers on your land. Links to great templates, guides and videos to help you on your way.

Note: This resource focuses on riparian planting (planting the area beside waterways). There are various other restoration methods (bank stabilisation, culvert removal, sediment traps etc.) that are not explored in this guide. 

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Key things to consider up front

Regionally specific planting guides and tools

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Planning what to plant

Wildlife-friendly plant ideas