As-Needed Habitat Maintenance Services

HRS works with the San Diego County Water Authority (Water Authority) on habitat vegetation maintenance and restoration at various project sites throughout San Diego County. It has included multiple high-profile habitat restoration, creation, management, and maintenance projects.

Project Facts
  • San Diego County Water Authority
  • San Diego County, CA
  • 200+ acres of habitat maintenance
  • Project Length: 2009-2020

The Challenge

HRS manages and maintains over 200 acres of habitat at various project sites owned by the Water Authority. Our services include: grading, BMP installation and removal, irrigation installation, planting, hydroseeding, brush clearance, and trash/debris removal. Biological monitors help oversee the work to ensure existing native plants and wildlife species are protected and that the work is meeting the Agency success criteria. Maintenance tasks are issued by the client by Task Order.

The Solution

HRS’s project manager provides written work plans for maintaining restored and/or naturally recruiting habitat to the Water Authority and with their approval, the various work is implemented as needed to meet the performance standards. The work plan includes a map of the work area, equipment to be used, water source needs, maintenance methods, cost estimate and schedule. Daily logs are kept by HRS to record all observations including a list of dominant weed species, site photos, and an assessment of the habitat quality, recommendations and follow-up discussions.

What We Do

Our restoration expertise provides the right staff and equipment to meet permit requirements.

  • Habitat restoration
  • Native plant installation
  • Chaparral habitat
  • Coastal Sage Scrub (CSS) habitat
  • Erosion control
  • Grading
  • Habitat maintenance
  • Hydroseeding
  • Irrigation installation and maintenance
  • Native grassland habitat
  • Remedial planting and seeding
  • Riparian habitat
  • Soil amendments
  • Soil preparation

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