SERCAL 2017 Poster Presentations
SERCAL 2017 Technical Session — Stream and Riparian Restoration
This 7.2-mile stretch of riparian habitat is the project area of the San Luis Rey River Flood Risk Management Project. For years, this portion of the San Luis Rey River was overgrown with many invasive non-native plants like giant weed (Arundo donax), salt cedar (Tamarix sp.), and castor bean (Ricinus communis). The high abundance of these exotics diminished the quality of the habitat for the federally listed species and added to the dense vegetation that could lead to the increase of flood risk.
With the shot hole borer rise within Orange County and, on a larger scale, Southern California, these species are presenting new complications that affect not only the health of the system but also budget constraints associated with the restoration plan.