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

Star Creek Ranch Invasive Weed Study

Santa Cruz County, CA

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PROJECT INFO:

OWNER:

Land Trust of Santa Cruz County

PROJECT CONTRACTOR:

Ecological Concerns Incorporated

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:

Ecological Concerns Incorporated


PROJECT GOALS:

Future Habitat Restoration; Invasive Weed Control; Management

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Ecological Concerns’ lead botanist, preformed the invasive weed mapping Star Creek Ranch. The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County acquired the property late 2012. It includes 1,200 acres that extends through the Pajaro Hills. The property’s main attribute is the linkage it creates between the Santa Cruz Mountains to the north and the Gabilan and Diablo ranges to the south and east. The newly protected habitat corridor provides safe passage of mountain lions, deer, bobcats, and other wildlife.

The collection of GIS data of weed populations on the Star Creek Property will help inform and prioritize future removal and control efforts. The areas that receive greater priority are ones that have a heavy invasive population surrounding more sensitive plant populations.

 

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