Pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 1652, the California Department of Fish and
Wildlife has approved the Slippery Rock Ranch Riparian Habitat Restoration submitted by Madars Ozolins.
The primary purpose of the Project is native plant restoration and invasive plant control. The Project includes the removal of approximately acre of non-native vegetation associated with Eucalyptus globulus Woodland SemiNatural Alliance including 93 non-native blue gum eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) trees and invasive understory species. Following this removal in the same location will be the revegetation and monitoring of Platanus racemosaSalix lasiandra- Populus fremontii/Salix lasiolepis Woodland Alliance habitat with the primary goal of improving the habitat quality for fish and wildlife. Habitat quality will be increased by eliminating competitive non-native vegetation and opening space to provide an opportunity for native vegetation establishment. Specifically, the Project will provide a net benefit to the native fish and wildlife species including southern California steelhead (Oncorhyncus mykiss) and California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) by removing the monocultural habitat, allowing germination of native seeds in the soil, increasing biodiversity, increasing forage and refugia for wildlife, increasing surface water percolation into the ground, and increasing the amount of water available in the stream.