UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station Remediation and Restoration Project, Habitat Restoration Progress Report 2003 - 2007


The purpose of this report is to summarize habitat restoration and invasive non-native plant control activities undertaken between 2003 and 2007 in Western Stege Marsh and the adjacent coastal terrace prairie habitat, both located on the University of California, Berkeley’s (UC Berkeley) Richmond Field Station (RFS).  Habitat restoration work began following  completion ofremoval of environmental contaminants from eastern section of the marsh system in 2004.  The removal of contaminants provided an opportunity to enhance the native plant community diversity of the site, including the revegetation of the marsh, ecotone and upland areas. Grassland restoration was also undertaken within a 4-acre area, with a primary focus on protecting locally rare species through the control of Harding grass (Phalaris aquatica).   

The restoration and invasive non-native plant control actions were primarily undertaken by the Watershed Project (formerly the Aquatic Outreach Institute) with the support of UC Berkeley staff and community volunteers.  The majority of the funding was provided through a contractual agreement with UC Berkeley, with additional philanthropic and grant funding acquired by the Watershed Project. 

The report includes a summary of the original project goals and objectives and an analysis of the project's successes and failures for the reporting period 2004-2007, as well as guidance for future restoration activities at the Richmond Field Station (RFS).

The Watershed Project
Publication date: 
October 31, 2007
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