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

Skyline Ridge Tree Farm Restoration

San Mateo County, CA

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PROJECT INFO:

OWNER:

Mid Peninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD)

PROJECT CONTRACTOR:

Ecological Concerns Inc

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:

MROSD


PROJECT GOALS:

Improve and Maintain Habitat for Threatened and Endangered Species; Monitor and Record Data; Removal of Invasive Weed Species; Restore Native Plant Community

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The Mid Peninsula Regional Open Space District’s (MROSD’s) Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve is located in San Mateo County, California, approximately 1 mile southeast of the intersection of Skyline Boulevard and Page Mill Road. Originally a Christmas tree farm, this property is being restored to native mixed evergreen forest. Work began in 2008 and continued through 2013. Restoration goals are to increase the quality of wildlife habitat within the project area, and restore native topography and hydrology to the project area in order to reduce sediment loads to nearby Horseshoe Lake, which supports the endangered California Red-Legged Frog. The total project area is approximately 7.1 acres of forest, and 0.3 acres of wetland and riparian habitat. ECI began maintenance and monitoring in spring of 2009 and is continuing their efforts through 2013.

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