Native Plants and Habitat Restoration

Woolly Blue Curls (Trichostema lanatum) at the Los Angeles River and Aliso Creek Confluence Park, Reseda. Photo by David Garden.

Today, most professionals are aware of the importance of planting California natives. But California is a big place—what may be native to coastal Santa Barbara isn’t going to be appropriate in the Verdugo Hills. It takes a professional who is intimate with the nuanced ecology of southern California, can distinguish between Santa Cruz Island dudleya and San Gabriel River dudleya, for example, and has witnessed first-hand the impacts inappropriate restorations have made on the southern California ecology to design, manage, and implement habitat restorations that will continue to thrive years after the project is completed.
At BlueGreen we rely on our sensitivity to and knowledge of ecological issues and partner with flora, wildlife, and environmental experts to ensure the restorations we propose are appropriate and responsive to our southern California environment. The following list outlines a number of projects for which we have contributed our expertise in the botanical resources of southern California.
· Arroyo Seco Restoration Plan
· Sustainable Guidelines for Native Plant Landscapes in the Los Angeles Community College District
· Habitat Restoration & Mitigation Plan for the Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center
· Native wetland, upland and walnut woodland design for the San Gabriel River Discovery Center
· Coastal sage scrub and southern sycamore riparian woodland design for the L.A. River and Aliso Creek Confluence Park
· Rain garden design at the Pico Rivera Bike Stop
· Riparian and upland design for Encanto Nature Walk and the Whittier Bioswale
· Riparian and upland design for the Pacoima Wash Natural Park