Track: Field Trip
Arundo donax (Arundo) is a prominent invasive species found within the watersheds of Southern California. For the field trip, we will visit a restoration project in Orange County, California intended to reestablish aquatic resource area and function in sections of Arroyo Trabuco Creek that were previously overrun by Arundo. Currently in its fifth year of monitoring, we will walk through the methodology for the project implementation and challenges that have developed throughout the program. Some of these challenges include the introduction of ISHB, and we will discuss our approach to understanding its effects on our restoration project.
While there can be many variables to restoration projects, we also will highlight the benefits we are already seeing within a short period of time. We will also recommend programs to get more community support with restoration projects.