Grants Database

Grantee:
Sky Valley Volunteers
Amount Awarded:
$3,500
Project Title:
General Support
Fund:
California Wildlands Grassroots Fund, 2018
Website:
Issue:
Habitat/Wilderness/Preservation
Region:
Southern Coast
County/Counties:
Los Angeles County
Ventura County
Project Description:

Extended drought & invasive insects have devastated groves of Coast Live Oaks in the Simi Hills. These Oaks are a keystone species, critical to maintaining biodiversity & supporting many wildlife species. Also providing a vital habitat linkage between the National Recreation area of the Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Susana Mountains, Los Padres & Angeles National Forests. Since invasive insects like the Shot Hole Borer Beetle attack only mature trees, this project propagates & reforests with Oak saplings giving researchers time to devise control strategies & help mitigate future devastation.