Golf Course Habitat Installation & Maintenance
The Crossing at Carlsbad Golf Course, City of Carlsbad
We provided habitat restoration services for 48 acres of coastal sage scrub (habitat for the threatened coastal California gnatcatcher) and 7 acres of wetlands. We worked closely with Dudek project biologist to ensure all areas developed into self-sustaining native habitat.
The project started in 2006 when we removed approximately 1,600 non-native trees from the wetland area. We installed over 11,000 native plants in 2007 in both the wetland and upland areas. We were instrumental in providing Kemper Sports, the golf course management company, a diagnosis of the irrigation controller system.
The restoration project has been immensely successful and restored habitat now supports 24 pairs of nesting coastal California gnatcatchers. The overwhelming success of the habitat restoration project helped the golf course exceeded the permit requirements and has resulted in stronger cohesion between habitat management land and golf course facilities.
This project received agency sign-off in 2012, several months ahead of schedule.