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Carlsbad Hydrologic Unit Riparian Habitat Restoration & Maintenance

For over 10 years ACS Habitat Management has been the primary contractor responsible for the removal and control of invasive plant species, and the native revegetation of selected areas, within the Carlsbad Hydrologic Unit. This management unit is comprised of seven watershed districts in northern San Diego County where ACS Habitat Management has performed the following:

  • Controlled invasive species throughout roughly 280 acres of riparian watershed areas encompassing Agua Hedionda Creek, Buena Creek, Buena Vista Creek, Encinas Creek, Escondido Creek, Loma Alta Creek and San Marcos Creek.
  • Successfully controlled highly invasive species including arundo, tamarisk, pampas grass, palms and various other riparian invasives.
  • Coordinated with land owners to gain right of entry, as well as being active in public outreach to inform landowners of the negative impact non-native plants have on the watershed ecosystem and the benefits of the invasive species program.