Project Dates: November 2016 through 2018

Description: The Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA) conducted non-native plant removal and herbicide applications to non-native vegetation within the Santa Ana River. The total project acreage was 264.83 acres, with approximately 26.84 acres of non-native vegetation removed/treated. Multiple staff members worked on this project. SAWA’s Habitat Restoration Services (HRS) manager conducted initial surveys, estimation, scheduling and oversight of the project. SAWA’s HRS-licensed lead and field technicians were responsible for the daily herbicide applications to ensure that only non-native species were treated. SAWA also subcontracted with the Orange County Conservation Corps (OCCC) to conduct chainsaw work required under this project. SAWA performed regulatory reporting.