Category Archives: Fern Ravine Restoration Project

Fern Ravine Planting Day with Friends of Sausal Creek! Saturday, February 11, 2012.

Misty morning, perfect for planting! First to go in the ground were two big sword ferns rescued from the Big Trees Trail re-route in summer of 2010. As I was on that Volunteers for Outdoor California (V-O-Cal) project, and in … Continue reading

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Friends of Sausal Creek: Fern Ravine Wetland Area Restoration Workday! Saturday, June 18, 2011.

Summer has arrived up at Fern Ravine, which means… weeding!  Those heavy late rains were good for many of the natives, certainly, but equally good for the thistles and introduced annual grasses that are endeavoring to smother them.  So out … Continue reading

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Friends of Sausal Creek: Fern Ravine Seed Walk and Nursery Propagation Day. Friday, May 27, 2011.

After exploring the wetland area for a bit to see the current state of things (there have been a number of restoration workdays in this vicinity, see the other Sausal Creek Watershed postings!) I caught up with the caravan down … Continue reading

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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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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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Friends of Sausal Creek Tree Planting Day, January 22, 2011. Fern Ravine.

Lovely, lovely morning planting dozens of trees on slopes bracketing the wetland at the head of Fern Ravine, near the crest of the Sausal Creek watershed. After a brief tutorial from Megan on the art of planting trees, we were … Continue reading

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