Eastern Dune Restoration

Year: 

1998 - 2002

Size: 

6 acres

Location: 

South-east corner

Funding: 

No Funding Source

Purpose: 

This site is located on the south-east corner of the Reserve, adjacent to the reserve’s field station.   Before it was restored, the site was dominated by Acacia and there were almost no native species on site except for some nightshade, willows, and a small patch of Scirpus mexicanus.  When the Acacia was removed, the bare area revealed a complex landscape with dune and sandy loam soils.  The dunes were planted with seeds collected from plant species found on the dunes on the west side of the slough.  On the sandy loam soil seedlings of coastal scrub species were planted to mimic the vegetation growing on the west side of the slough.  Plants were grown in the Reserve’s greenhouse from seeds collected on the Reserve.