This project will restore approximately 88,000 square feet of the Bolsa Chica mesa by removing non-native, invasive European grasses and weeds and replanting native grasses. The project will conduct a comprehensive survey of the distribution of the rare southern tarplant (Centromadia parryi subsp. australis) on the 118 acres of the mesa and conduct monitoring of the tarplant on a regular basis for 3 years. Volunteers will assist in weed abatement, planting, watering, and maintaining the project sites.
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is a nature reserve in the city of Huntington Beach, California. It is designated by the California Department of Fish and Game as a protected coastal wetland due to its resident threatened and endangered species.
Bolsa Chica Land Trust will restore and enhance the habitat for the rare southern tarplant on the 118 acre Bolsa Chica mesa at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Project will reduce invasive non-native grass, increase southern tarplant and native coastal grass populations, and conduct long term monitoring. Grant funds will be used for equipment and supplies, contractual services including botanical and mammal surveys, and Volunteer Coordinator staff.