Use Only Native Vegetation

R3Use Only Native Vegetation

2 points possible

Why this matters to the lake?

Native trees, shrubs, flowers, grasses, ferns, and other plants have evolved around the lake over thousands of years. Not only will restoring native plants provide food and cover for wildlife, but they also require less care as they are already adapted to local conditions. 


  • Restore ecosystem services of the watershed
  • Restore the site with native vegetation to prevent encroaching invasive species
  • Foster habitat for native wildlife


  • Conserve existing native plants and/or install new native plants (required).
  • Two points are awarded for use of native perennials, shrubs, and trees.
  • One point is awarded for use of perennials and shrubs.


Include the following information for submittals:

  • As part of the proposed Site Plan, show all existing native species to remain and protection measures.
  • Submit a Planting Plan with a detailed list of all proposed native plant species to be installed.

Other Resources

Existing Regulatory Guidance/Requirements

Town of Queensbury Section 179-8-040, Shoreline Buffers