Dunes Protected Area Restoration

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Dunes Protected Area Restoration
Dunes Protected Area
Dunes Protected Area

Since 2019, CSLRCD has worked closely with Oceano State Park staff and USFWS staff to protect the Federally Endangered Nipomo Lupine and Giant Coreopsis in the Nipomo Lupine and Big Coreopsis Hill Dune Protected Areas (DPAs) by maintaining intact landscapes; reversing species and ecological process declines; recovering threatened species and ecological communities; and controlling emerging threats. 

This project has been identified as a high priority in the Dune Protected Areas Conservation Strategy, which identifies critical areas and restoration opportunities to maintain the health of the Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Complex (GNDC), and builds upon a legacy of work done at the site to ensure long-term success and prevent loss of effort. 

Key restoration efforts include perennial veldtgrass control using chemical and manual removal methods, as well as protection and enhancement of naturally occurring populations of the federally endangered Nipomo lupine and Giant Coreopsis. 

Partners: State Parks, USFWS, English Air, DPMI

Funders: NFWF

RCD Contact: Jackie Crabb, jcrabb@coastalrcd.org

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