Spineflower Preserve Enhancement

HRS is currently managing four Spineflower enhancement preserves that total 36 acres.

Project Facts
  • Five Point Land, LLC
  • Newhall, California
  • 36 acres of Spineflower restoration
  • 4 enhancement preserves

The Challenge

Once thought to be extinct, the discovery of San Fernando Valley Spineflower threatened to be a major constraint to development at Newhall Ranch. Teaming with the California-based land developer FivePoint Holdings, LLC (FivePoint), HRS and parent company Dudek began implementation of re-introduction activities in September of 2018.

The Solution

HRS spread seed in 8 locations, totaling approximately 3 acres, within the hills of the Santa Clarita Valley, Los Angeles County, and have seen thousands of plants germinate. Other preserve enhancement services include Spineflower soil salvage/storage, grading for road restoration, soil ripping, top-soil salvage and placement, fence installation, weed control, native seed application, and long-term maintenance. Additional tasks included seeding test trials and Spineflower introductions in off-site areas in coordination with the project biologists.

In Our Words

“Consistent communication between the entire project team and utilizing the expertise of all involved has been key and will continue to be key in achieving the project’s goals.”

Kyle Matthews
Vice President, Senior Project Manager

What We Did

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

  • Habitat maintenance
  • Weed control
  • Fence installation
  • Grading
  • Rare plant preservation
  • Rare plant transplantation
  • Seed bulking
  • Seeding test trials
  • Soil ripping
  • Soil salvage

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