San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Vegetation Community
Lusardi Creek Restoration and Invasive Plant Removal

January 1, 2014 in progress

Project description

This project is working to eradicate invasive species and support native plants along Lusardi Creek. Many areas have already been treated and are recruiting natives naturally. Other areas are being planted with natives after invasive plant removal. The current goals include: 1) treat artichoke in several upland areas, 2) continue removing tamarix in the creek, 3) treat any regrowing Peruvian pepper, 4) treat any remaining pampas grass or tree tobacco, 5) work on an overall restoration plan. See the map link below for detailed treatment information.

Project Data - Online Map

Project focus

Project type: Habitat restoration

Target species: Blainville's horned lizard, Coastal cactus wren, Coastal California gnatcatcher, Least Bell's vireo

Target vegetation: coastal sage scrub, riparian forest & scrub

Investigator: Kelly & Associates

Main implementing entity: Glen Laube

Point of contact: Arne Johanson

Project Page manager: Sarah McCutcheon

SDMMP lead: Emily Perkins

Study lead: Arne Johanson