Restoration Sites

The Land Trust has planned, funded and completed  nearly a dozen habitat restoration projects, where improving conditions for one or more native species positively impacts the entire ecosystem. Some of the land we work to preserve (like the Carpinteria Salt Marsh) has been disturbed and degraded over time, often unintentionally as part of local land use and development.  Partnering with landowners, public agencies, foundations and local restoration specialists, Land Trust has expanded and enhanced coastal wetlands and creeks, reduced erosion, controlled invasive weeds and planted tens of thousands of native trees, shrubs and grasses.  Our projects range from small, volunteer-based work days at Coronado Butterfly Preserve or Arroyo Hondo, to a $2.4 million major overhaul of 35 acres in the West Goleta Slough. Read about some of the habitat restoration projects: