SC-13: Invasive Plant Removal, Ecosystem Restoration, and Habitat Protection in the Santa Clara River

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Ventura County
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Ecology and Evolution

This project consists of an arundo control and habitat restoration program in the Santa Clara River floodplain on properties between Sespe Creek and Santa Paula Creek.  This project will restore between 150 and 170 acres of riparian habitat by removing arundo and other invasive plant species and implementing native re-vegetation efforts.  Removal of water-intensive invasive species will conserve approximately 3,500 AFY of water, reduce flood and fire risk, and improve riparian habitat for sensitive species.