Chino Hills State Park Restoration Project
This project includes site preparation and restoration of over 16 acres of coastal sage scrub habitat located in the “Scully Hill” region of Chino Hills State Park in the City of Chino Hills and County of San Bernardino.
- Inland Empire Resource Conservation District
- Chino Hills, California
- Multiple agency coordination
- 12,000 native plants installed
The goals of this restoration project are to:
1. Enhance biological values by removing non-native, invasive vegetation.
2. Increase native CSS plant cover at Scully Hill that will be suitable for California gnatcatcher (CAGN) dispersal and foraging by installing container plants and applying native plant seed.
3. Improve ecosystem connectivity with cactus scrub to the west of the site and oak woodland to the east.
HRS is providing ESA fencing, erosion control and bank stabilization, invasive eradication efforts, installing temporary irrigation, and planting and seeding the site with biologist-approved native species. The work is coordinated with the project biologist who provides monitoring for the CAGN. HRS will provide maintenance through 2021.