2020 – ongoing
Hedrick Ranch Natural Area (HRNA), Taylor, Best, and USC Properties
Arundo Removal and Riparian Restoration Near Santa Paula, Proposition 1 Funded
The Nature Conservancy has teamed with the Santa Clara River Conservancy and the University of California, Santa Barbara, to implement 250 acres of habitat restoration and enhancement on the Santa Clara River floodplain near the city of Santa Paula.
The project involves developing and implementing a plan for restoring these riparian habitats, with a focus on the removal of invasive giant reed (Arundo donax).
The site is located on the The Nature Conservancy and the Friends of the Santa Clara River respective properties, described as the Hedrick Ranch Natural Area (HRNA), Taylor, Best, and USC properties.
SCRC’s primary role, working with project partners, is to ensure environmental compliance with all restoration efforts, to monitor biological resources across the project area and within all work activities, and to conduct strategic restoration treatments.