Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Next Thicket: Confluence of Trails N.W. of Fern Ravine Wetland, Joaquin Miller Park.

This is a classic example of a French broom monoculture — a wall, a sea of broom, with no room for anything else to grow, and no views of the forest from within these green tunnels. Many of the trails … Continue reading

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Willow Stakes Sprouting at Skyline Gate Checkdams! Headwaters of Redwood Creek, Redwood Regional Park. Thursday, February 24, 2011.

These checkdams were installed in early December of last year and I photographed them for the first time on December 19 (see post for that day for a slideshow of their initial appearance).  At that time it was only a … Continue reading

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Monster Gully Restoration Begins! Redwood Regional Park, Sunday, February 20, 2011.

Updated Saturday, February 26, 2011 It poured, and snowed, and blew all week long, but as fate would have it today dawned bright and brisk and clear and so the project was on!  Rangers Pamela and Di had staged the … Continue reading

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Sibley Regional Park Restoration, Sunday, February 20, 2011

Yesterday was the third restoration work day at Sibley, and already the change is quite marked here in the draw at the head of Round Top Creek.  I made a critical mistake, however —  I arrived half an hour early, … Continue reading

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Pulling Acacia and Broom in the Snow! With Friends of Sausal Creek, Saturday, February 19, 2011

Updated Friday, February 25 What a winter!!  Big, big storm blew in on Tuesday night and the rain has hardly let up since.  Torrential downpours Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, even greater torrents on Thursday, and frequent, steady rain during … Continue reading

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Kiosk Checkdams in the Rain, Redwood Regional Park

All the pulling of broom and vinca, digging out of sediment from behind the dams, and planting of new natives made for a fun, lively day on January 9 (see two posts below), but the proof of the pudding is … Continue reading

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Redwood Regional Park Habitat Restoration Work Day, Sunday, February 13, 2011. (Various locations in lower canyon.)

Banner turnout this Sunday! Amazing what a little sunshine will do. Lots more to post soon! Am still busy updating the Kiosk Checkdams post (below), lots of new material there.

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