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

Award Period
to
Award Amount
$1,962,430
Agency Name
Ventura County
Award Number
SB150130
PI First Name
Adam
PI Last Name
 Lambert
MSI People
Area/s of Research
Ecology and Evolution
Abstract

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.