Invasive Species Removal
Invasive plants have an impact on water quality, biodiversity, fish and wildlife habitat, tree cover, fire risk and costs.
The CCC is often called in as a skilled and affordable way to rid watersheds of non-native plants like canary date palm, Mexican fan palm, Spanish broom and eucalyptus and plant native species like willow that can minimize bank erosion following heavy rains and promote a healthy native riparian zone.
- Native species reintroduction – Seed gathering, plant propagation, planting, weed removal, establishment watering, and broadcast planting of native grasses
- Non-native plant removal – European beach grass, English ivy, eucalyptus, and other invasive removal using chainsaws, brush cutters, burning (at some locations), chipping, hand removal, or herbicide
- Nursery work – Raising native plants for planting and restoration projects
- Meadow restoration – Re-vegetation and rehabilitation of meadows to restore to the natural state