The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has experienced high loss of native trees in recent years. Prior to the Woolsey Fire, which swept through the area in 2018, several years of drought killed thousands of oak trees and more than 100,000 riparian trees. The National Park Service has been joining forces with partners and the public to restore natural areas damaged by climate change, a long history of ranching and other human disturbances, and the unprecedented spread of wildfires by planting native trees and plants. A rich diversity of native plant species are important to native trees and the wildlife that rely on them. These associated herbs, shrubs, and wildflowers provide a safe place for tree seedlings to establish and grow into maturity, as well as support wildlife with vital resources.
Key Species: Lyon's Pentacheata (Pentachaeta lyonii, EN)
The project start date and project description are provided from the point of view of Re:wild's support to the partner. Restoration work is focused in a more restricted area within the depicted polygon.