Pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 1652, the California Department of Fish and
Wildlife has approved the T051 NOS submitted by Korie Merrill of Center for Natural Lands Management.
The project includes the removal of non-native and invasive plant species and the installation of native species throughout the 3.59 acre project site in order to strengthen the buffer lands adjacent to the Pacifica San Juan Preserve. Habitat complexity will be increased by removing non-native and invasive plants, such as pepper trees (Schinus sp.), salt cedars (Tamarix ramosissima), and giant reed (Arundo donax) and planting appropriate native riparian and upland species such as arroyo willow (Salix lasiolepis), lemonade berry (Rhus integrifolia), and California sagebrush (Artemisia californica). Invasive plant species will be removed through mechanical labor or chemical treatment between November and February, prior to bird nesting season, with cut material removed from the site. Following non-native and invasive plant removal, local native willow cuttings and container plants will be installed on the site. Targeted non-native and invasive species removal, installation of native cuttings and container plants, and wildlife monitoring shall occur during the first year. Follow-up treatment and removal of non-native and invasive species as well as wildlife monitoring shall continue in the second and third year. No heavy equipment
shall be used.