Hedrick Ranch Nature Area Restoration Project

Location: Ventura County

Project Type: Restoration

Status: Completed

Habitat Type: Riparian

Date Completed: 2007

Cost: $500,000

Area Affected: 223 acres

Project Footprint: 6,000 ft stream miles

Assembly District: 37

Senate District: 19

Congressional District: 26

Project Lead/Grantee:
Friends of the Santa Clara River (Sanger Hedrick, Jr. 805-525-3623)

This project completed restoration and enhancement activities on the Hedrick Ranch, a 223-acre riparian preserve along the Santa Clara River. Approximately 94 acres of the site lies in the upper floodplain terrace and the balance of 129 acres lies in the river channel active over the past 10 years. The project implemented the recommendations of the Hedrick Ranch Management and Restoration Plan under the stewardship of the Friends of The Santa Clara River.

Key elements of the project included: stabilization of approximately 1000 linear feet of stream bank; removal of invasive plant species and re-establishment of native riparian vegetation on approximately 16 acres; preparation of additional technical studies, including a hydrogeology study and surveys of reptiles and amphibians on the property.