Hedrick Ranch Natural Area (HRNA), Taylor, Best and USC properties

2020 – ongoing

Hedrick Ranch Natural Area (HRNA), Taylor, Best, and USC Properties

Arundo Removal and Riparian Restoration Near Santa Paula, Proposition 1 Funded

Hedrick Ranch Natural Area (HRNA)
Looking across the complex riparian and wetland resources of the HRNA and neighboring properties.

Project Scope

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.

Giant Reed
Looking upstream along the river bottom at dense giant reed and scattered riparian trees.

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.

Our Role

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.