Wildlife Habitat Restoration Projects at Cañada de los Osos Ecological Reserve



As we have witnessed, the last few years have been drier than most, and with climate change upon us more changes are on the way. Our native flora and fauna will have to adapt to these changes. As time goes on, some will do well and some will not.

At the Cañada de los Osos Ecological Reserve volunteers have been working on improving water sources to help wildlife cope with the dry conditions Two solar well projects are providing water for wildlife. Volunteers have installed ground drinkers and have installed and repaired spring boxes throughout the Reserve.



Other on-going projects on the Reserve include rehabilitation and revegetation of degraded creeks on the Reserve, using shrubs and trees started in a small native plant nursery, restoration of native grasslands, and repair and restoration of eroded areas along existing roads. Good wildlife habitat requires food, water, and cover, and lots of open space. Providing all of these is part of the management goal at the Reserve. Funding for these projects has come from the California Deer Association, the Mule Deer Foundation, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Wildlife Conservation Board, and the Loma Prieta NRCD, along with donations from private individuals. Thanks to all these organizations and agencies, as well as the many volunteers who have provided long hours of hard work.

Restoration of Eroded Areas