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2013 Pajaro River Bench Restoration Phase 1

Lead Agency: County of Santa Cruz

Role: ECI performed the Phase 1 live short cutting work including planting site preparation, harvest and installation of 760 willows and cottonwoods. ECI also performed initial weeding management of the hydroseeded 3:1 slope areas.

2009 - 2013 3M Ranch Wetland Restoration Project 

Lead Agency: Agriculture Land Based Training Association

Role: ECI prepared the wetland restoration plans, detailed specifications and maintenance and monitoring program. ECI mapped the site specific seed collection zones and performed the rare plant surveys for locally listed species. Central Coast Wilds nursery performed all native seed and division collection and propagated the native wetland and riparian plants for the project. ECI performed project implementation including the installation of 57,500 wetland & riparian plants and willow stakes. ECI also performed invasive plant removal including flame weeding of poison hemlock, bristly ox-tongue.

2006 - 2013 Stevens Canyon Road Riparian Restoration

Lead Agency:  County of Santa Clara

Role: Five acres riparian, wetland and upland habitat restoration project along upper Stevens Creek. Work areas were along upper Stevens Creek and Reservoir including steep slopes.

2008-09 Adobe Creek Reach 5 Riparian Restoration

Lead Agency: Santa Clara Valley Water District

Role: Erosion control, irrigation installation, plant installation and maintenance of riparian habitat.

2008-09 Steven’s Creek Riparian Restoration

Lead Agency: City of Cupertino/Santa Clara Valley Water District

Role: Erosion control, irrigation installation, plant installation and maintenance of riparian habitat.

2008-09 Coyote Valley Research Park Wetland Mitigation

2008-09 CSUMB - 5th Avenue Ecological Landscape Enhancement

2006-09 Autumn Terrace Development Mitigation

Lead Agency: Santa Clara Valley Water District

Role: Detailed biological monitoring and report writing for a mitigation site in San Jose

2006-09 Creekside Village Development Mitigation

Lead Agency: SCVWD/Town of Los Gatos

Role: Plant propagation, plant installation, design-build of irrigation system, maintenance, detailed biological monitoring and report writing for a mitigation site along Los Gatos Creek.

2005-07 Gilbertson Landfill Closure

Lead Agency: City of watsonville

Role: Propagation and installation of 1800 native plants. Design-build of irrigation system. Maintenance, monitoring survey, and reporting responsibilities.

2004-08 CEMEX Quarry Revegetation

Lead Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, CA Department of Fish and Game

Role: Seed collection, plant propagation, plant installation, design-build of irrigation system, maintenance, and monitoring survey responsibilities for a 10 acre mixed woodland restoration site and 4.5 acre maritime chaparral site.

2005-09 Steven's Canyon Road Mitigation

Lead Agency: County of Santa Clara

Role: Plant propagation, plant installation, design-build of irrigation system, and maintenacne, for a mitigation site near San Jose.

2005-09 Alum Rock Park Quail Hollow Bridge Riparian restoration

Lead Agency: City of San Jose

Role: Plant propagation, plant and irrigation system installation and maintenance of riparian habitat

2004-09 Story Road Wetland Habitat Mitigation Site #1 & #2

Lead Agency: City of San Jose

Role: Invasive plant removal (Tree of Heaven). Plant propagation, plant installation, irrigation installation and maintenacne of 4 acres of wetland habitat and riparian habitat.

2003-04 Llagas Creek Riparian Restoration

Lead Agency: Santa Clara Valley Water District

Role: Plant propagation, irrigation installation, plant installation and maintenance of riparian & wetland habitat.

2002-04 Lipton (Unilever) Riparian Channel Revegetation

Lead Agency: City of Santa Cruz/Wetlands Research Associates

Role: Plant propagation, irrigation installation, plant installation and maintenance of riparian & wetland habitat.

2002-04 Wilder Ranch Bike Path

Lead Agency: Santa Cruz County Public Works

Role: Invasive plant removal, site-specific seed collection, plant installation and maintenance of coastal scrub & oak woodland habitat.

2002-04 CAFF Agriculture Conservation Practices Pilot Project

Lead Agency: State Water Resources Control Board

Role: Plant propagation, installation and maintenance of native plant hedgerows, grass waterways and wetland buffers.

2002-03 Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor Habitat Mitigation

Lead Agency: Santa Cruz Harbor District

Role: Invasive plant removal, site-specific seed collection, irrigation & plant installation and maintenance of oak woodland and riparian habitat.

2002-03 Tuers-Capitol (Los Lagos) Golf Course Riparian Mitigation

Lead Agency: City of San Jose

Role: Plant propagation, irrigation installation, plant installation and maintenance of 3 miles of Coyote Creek riparian habitat.

2002-04 Mar Serano Coastal Terrace Prairie Enhancement Plan 

Lead Agency: County of Santa Cruz

Role: Writing and implementation of enhancement plan, which consisted of offsite mitigation for development impacts to coastal terrace prairie habitat; site-specific seed collection; mowing management; native plant installation; monitoring.

2001-04 Leona Quarry Habitat Restoration Pilot Study

Lead Agency: City of Oakland/H.T. Harvey & Associates

Role: Installation and maintenance of native maritime chaparral plant community.

2000-04 Endangered Tarplant Restoration and Wetland Enhancement

Lead Agency: Santa Cruz County Redevelopment Agency

Role: Work performed at Anna Jean Cummings County Park. Invasive plant removal, site-specific seed collection, and habitat restoration.

1999-2004 Mount Herman Cellular One Antenna Project Biological Mitigation

Lead Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, County of Santa Cruz

Role: Invasive plant removal, site specific seed collection, native plant restoration, development of work plan, and ecological monitoring.

1998-2004 Scott's Valley High School Restoration Plan Implementation& Management

Lead Agency: Ca. Dept. of Fish and Game, Scott's Valley School District

Role: Invasive plant removal, site-specific seed collection, and native plant restoration.

1998-2004 Sea Crest Biotic Mitigation Implementation

Lead Agency: County of Santa Cruz

Role: Invasive plant removal, endangered plant salvage, site specific seed collection, and native plant restoration.

1998-2003 Seascape Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation

Lead Agency: U.S. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife/Ca. Dept. of Fish and Game

Role: Invasive plant removal, native plant salvage, site-specific seed collection/ and native plant restoration

1998-2002 Wilder Sand Quarry Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation

Lead Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Role: Invasive plant removal, riparian plant restoration, site specific seed collection.

1999 San Luis Preserve Riparian Restoration Plan Implementation

Lead Agency: Ca. Dept. of Fish and Game

Role: Riparian plant restoration, and monitoring.

1998-99 Bishop Ranch Vegetation Plan Implementation

Lead Agency: County of Monterey

Role: Site specific seed collection, native plant restoration, and riparian restoration.

1997-98 U.S. Highway 1/Big Sur, California

Lead Agency: California Department of Transportation

Role: Site-specific seed collection and native plant propagation.

1997-98 Farmscape Vegetation for Erosion Control/Pest Reduction

Lead Agency: Environmental Protection Agency/U.C.S.C. Agroecology

Role: Botanical consulting, project design, and farmer outreach.

1997 Highway 84 Revegetation

Lead Agency: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Role: Project management including site-specific seed collection, propagation and oversight of installation.

1997 Elkhorn Slough Uplands Native Grass Pasture Restoration

Lead Agency: Natural Resource Conservation Service

Role: Project design and management including site-specific propagation and oversight of installation.

1996-98 San Andreas Live Oak Woodland/ Maritime Chaparral Restoration

Lead Agency: Santa Cruz County

Role: Invasive plant removal, rare plant propagation, maintenance and monitoring.

1992-97 U.C. Santa Cruz Coastal Prairie Enhancement and Management Plan Implementation

Lead Agency: University of California Santa Cruz

Role: Implementation of enhancement plan, including native plant salvage, site mapping, management and monitoring.

1996 Oiled Wildlife Veterinary and Research Center

Lead Agency: Ca. Dept. of Fish and Game

Role: Site-specific seed collection and propagation of native plants.

1993 -1999 Neary Lagoon Riparian and Wet Meadow Restoration

Lead Agency: City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department

Role: Development, implementation and monitoring of coastal prairie restoration objectives

1995 Pescadero Road Management Program

Lead Agency: San Mateo County Public Works/Pescadero Creek CRMP

Role: Consult and Implement Native Plant Revegetation Plan.

1995 RDC Native Windbreak Demonstration Project

Lead Agency: Rural Development Center, Salinas

Role: Consult on design and plant propagation.

1995 Bethany Woods Botanical Survey

Lead Agency: Green Valley Corporation

Role: Vegetation and wetland mapping, species survey and Natural Diversity Data base review.

1994 Laurel Creek Revegetation

Lead Agency: City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department

Role: Site assessment, plant propagation, and implementation of riparian restoration plan.

1994 Antonelli Pond Restoration

Lead Agencies: Green valley Corporation/Santa Cruz County Land Trust

Role: Botanical assessment and preliminary restoration planning.

1993-94 Wilder Ranch State Park Coastal Bluff Enhancement

Lead Agency: California Department of Parks and Recreation

Role: Seed collection, propagation and installation of coastal scrub species.

1992 U.C. Santa Cruz Inclusion Area D Restoration

Lead Agency: University of California Santa Cruz

Role: Restoration Planning and implementation.          

1992 Lighthouse Field State Park Riparian Corridor Enhancement

Lead Agency: City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation/Friends of Lighthouse Field

Role: Volunteer plant propagation and installation.

1990-91 Moore Creek Wetlands Restoration

Lead Agencies: U.C. Santa Cruz Campus Facilities                                  

Role:Formulation of policies, goals and objectives for riparian restoration.     

1989 California Oak Ecology and Watershed Management

Lead Agencies: Annadel State Park, Sonoma County California                                 

Role: Field surveys to evelop database on oak distribution and abundance.    

 

 


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