A Design-Grow-Build
Ecological Consulting and
Land Management Firm

Dodero Spring Creek Backyard Restoration

Santa Cruz, CA

Springs 960x350

PROJECT INFO:

OWNER:

Private Home Owner

PROJECT CONTRACTOR:

Ecological Concerns Incorporated

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:

Ecological Concerns Incorporated


PROJECT GOALS:

Backyard Beautification; City compliance; Habitat Restoration; Invasive Weed Control

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The homeowners requested a planting plan using native plants to demonstrate compliance with City code, for doing restoration work on a spring-fed creek that flows through their property. Our landscape designer consulted with the clients and created a Layout and Planting Plan, which included riparian setbacks, stream bank improvements, fence repair, stonework, and native planting. Upon approval of the design, our ecological landscape crew worked to remove invasive plants and restore the stream banks with native plants, mulch, and stones.

Residential projects to restore riparian corridors, while small at the individual scale, can have a profound cumulative impact by creating a network of habitat that spans urban environments. In cases such as this, they may also be the only opportunity to affect critical habitat in urban streams that have largely been confined to channels and culverts. Completed in 2013.

 

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