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Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan Passed

In Stewardship on January 31, 2013 at 11:04 am


The staff of Creekside is very happy to report that the Santa Clara Valley HCP has been passed by the City of San Jose, the final signatory needed to enact this auspicious plan to help protect and restore habitat for 18 rare plants and animals including the Bay Checkerspot butterfly, Santa Clara Valley Dudleya and a few other species that Creekside currently works on conserving. We firmly believe that preserving and properly managing serpentine environments is critical for biodiversity in the Bay Area. Please contact us with any biological questions about the plan and/or species.

The final habitat plan can be found here.

Click here for a map of the HCP Plan area.

Thanks to the local partners who are critical in making the plan implementation a success:

local partners

Here’s the article from the San Jose Mercury news:HCP passed news article

Native Prairie Restoration in Woodside

In Restoration on January 25, 2013 at 6:55 am

Lupine seed collection THPAWWe have been working on quite a few sites on the San Francisco Peninsula over the years. Certainly, Bay Checkerspot Reintroduction work at Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve anchors our resume, but we also have worked on a rich palette of other rare and endangered species associated with grassland/prairie sites. The following project represents the culmination of 5 years of trial and error, most of which has been filled with success, and of course, gregarious spring wildflowers (lupine – goldfields meadows with freshly germinating grasses.) Read the rest of this entry »