Mission Canyon watershed biodiversity reconnaissance and recovery
Project Dates2021 - 2025
In the first year of this five year project, we surveyed the upper Mission Canyon watershed to determine which invasive species are present and where we can have the greatest impact for habitat restoration. In the ensuing four years, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden staff and volunteers will undertake the removal of a suite of priority weeds and replace them with native plants, while building a Mission Canyon seed bank of native species for restoration. Door-to-door surveys to identify and replace more invasive plant populations will be conducted, as well as monthly spring-summer outreach/education hikes.
Increase native plant habitat and control invasive plant populations in the Mission Canyon watershed by engaging local residents in restoring their backyard
Collaborative project across the Garden’s conservation, education, and horticulture teams, led by Jorge Renteria Bustamante, Ph.D.
Southern California Edison