Landscape-scale Restoration Planning
Puente Hills Assessment, Restoration Opportunities, Whittier, California – LSA Associates and Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority
NewFields provided habitat restoration technical expertise for coordinating the evaluation of 3,810 acres of open space for restoration potential based on existing conditions of exotic species densities, soils, and disturbance factors. NewFields was responsible for:
- Developing evaluation criteria to rank the restoration potential of different management areas and disturbed sites within the open space based on ecological and practical consideration;
- Coordinating the field team for mapping and assessing 1,304 acres of weedy, disturbed land for restoration potential based on existing conditions of exotic species densities, soils, and disturbance factors;
- Coordinating and managing digital data mapped in the field, and data analysis.
Specific recommendations were made for the restoration of unique native habitats, including native grasslands, walnut woodland, oak woodland, chaparral and coastal sage scrub associations based on the field evaluations.
NewFields continues to provide monitoring and consulting services to the PHLNHPA for habitat restoration.