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Burke-Gilman Trail Vegetation Management Plan

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The purpose of this document is to assist the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation in the management of existing vegetation, and to facilitate restoration of key areas to functional landscapes, emphasizing the conservation of native habitat. These Vegetation Management Guidelines are based on an inventory of the vegetation found along the trail. Each section of the trails landscape has been categorized into one of five different vegetation palettes, according to its current structure and function.

Select a Management Unit from the map below. Management Unit 12 Management Unit 11 Management Unit 10 Management Unit 9 Management Unit 8 Management Unit 7 Management Unit 6 Management Unit 5 Management Unit 4 Management Unit 3 Management Unit 2 Management Unit 1

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Updated October 20, 2006
To find out more about the Vegetation Management Guidelines in a region of the trail, select a Management Unit from the map to the left.

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To learn more, contact Mark Mead at or (206) 684-4113.
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