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2019 Final Report: Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary report

Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS) has encountered a number of hardships over the past few decades including the Cedar Fire of 2003 and El Nino of 2016. These events created conditions for invasive plants to flourish, impairing the growth of native flora and reducing the quality and quantity of native habitat supporting local fauna. This SANDAG EMP award provided critical financial support to allow staff to devote concentrated effort to eradicate invasive plant species on 70 high-priority acres of the sanctuary most impacted by invasives.