Lusardi Creek Restoration and Invasive Plant Removal

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.

Habitat restoration
Vegetation Community
in progress
January 1, 2014
Project Focus

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

coastal sage scrub, riparian forest & scrub

California Native Plant Society

Arne Johanson

Sarah McCutcheon

Emily Perkins

Arne Johanson

Project Protocol
Project Data - Online Map