San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Vegetation Community
Fairbanks Ranch/Rancho Santa Fe Invasive Removal and Stream Enhancement

September 30, 2015 in progress

Project description

The long-term goal of this project is to restore and enhance wetland/riparian habitat along 3 miles, 200 acres, of the San Dieguito River and reduce fire risk to the surrounding community. Key actions include non-native, invasive plant removal, revegetation with native species, volunteer training, community workshops and education of local residents on how to improve habitat and create Fire-Safe landscapes around their homes. A secondary goal of this project is to highlight the importance of diverse partnerships in conserving habitat along the San Dieguito River. For more information, go to:

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Project focus

Project type: Habitat restoration

Target species: Coastal California gnatcatcher, giant reed, Least Bell's vireo

Target vegetation: coastal sage scrub, riparian forest & scrub

Main implementing entity: San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

Partner: Glen Laube; CalFire; Fairbanks Ranch Association; Rancho Santa Fe Association; Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District; San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Point of contact: Arne Johanson

SDMMP lead: Emily Perkins

Study lead: Arne Johanson

Strategic elements

MSP Objectives and actions:ALTFIR-8