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San Marcos Highlands Habitat Restoration Implementation
San Marcos, CA
Client: KB Home
Acres Riparian Mitigation
Acres Coastal Sage Scrub Mitigation
Great Ecology is implementing a Habitat Mitigation and Monitoring Plan (HMMP) to offset impacts from an 80-acre housing development. Mitigation measures involve the restoration and enhancement of approximately seven acres of disturbed riparian habitat and twelve acres of Diegan coastal sage scrub. Great Ecology is leading all restoration activities including site clearing and preparation, removing non-native vegetation, protecting existing native habitat, and salvaging native onsite vegetation. Additionally, we are overseeing the installation of a temporary irrigation system and future project tasks involve transplanting the salvaged plants and installing native seeds, shrubs, and trees.
Restoring the Landscape
Great Ecology has set the stage for a promising restoration and enhancement effort by creating ideal conditions for native plants. Methods used include grow and kill cycles to target weeds, removal of compromised soil due to eucalyptus trees, soil amendments, clean topsoil mixes, and hydroseeding with a diverse native seed mix.
Senior Ecologist Mitch Jenkins flags a Yucca
Senior Ecologist Dr. Jill McGrady flags a Willow
Implementation Team Potting Salvaged Plants
Salvaged Plants in the Laydown Area