The Watershed Protection District (WPD) is contracting with UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) to perform habitat restoration work, monitoring, and related environmental research to support restoration efforts for the Santa Clara River Upstream of Balcom Canyon Wash Habitat Restoration Project, located near Fillmore, Ventura County.
The Project involves conducting habitat restoration within 15.5 acres of riparian habitat on Underwood and Kenter Canyon Farm Properties, known as the project area. Project elements include retreatment of giant reed (Arundo donax) resprouts and other non-native plant species throughout the project area, revegetation with native riparian species, site maintenance (including irrigation if needed), and biological monitoring of vegetative cover and wildlife as required by regulatory permitting and to facilitate compliance with permit conditions. WPD completed initial giant reed removal for the entire site in February 2015, and will continue treating resprouts until June 30, 2015. The work period for this Scope of Work begins on July 1, 2015, and all site work is to be completed by June 30, 2020 with the final annual report submitted by July 15, 2020