2017 – ongoing
Hedrick Ranch Nature Area (HRNA) and Hedrick Ranch Property (HRP)
Arundo Removal and Riparian Restoration Near Santa Paula, Proposition 84 Funded
Giant Reed Removal
SCRC has partnered with California Trout to remove 41 acres of giant reed (Arundo donax) from riparian areas adjacent to the Santa Clara River on Hedrick Ranch Nature Area (HRNA) and Hedrick Ranch Property (HRP), adjacent to Santa Paula, CA.
Starting in 2017, this project has included volunteers, the California Conservation Corps, numerous contractors, and in-house staff to perform initial giant reed removal and follow up treatments and vegetation monitoring to evaluate success metrics and inform adaptive management.