Go Wild for the Peninsula Campaign will create natural lands, provide enhanced and expanded natural environment and establish ecosystems that are drought tolerant and fire resistant for the benefit of future generations.
The Campaign saves from development as private property 96-acres of rare coastal lands forever. This land will become a critical wildlife corridor linked to the adjacent 1,400 Palos Verdes Nature Preserve protected and maintained by the Conservancy as the designated habitat manager.
But acquiring the land is only the start. Restoration activities will bring the land back to a place where wildlife can thrive on native species they need for food, nesting and breeding. Conservancy staff biologists in collaboration with the team’s ecological experts will create a multiyear strategic restoration plan to meet the needs of endangered and other rare local species.
Go Wild activities to restore the land will involve removing invasive, fire-prone plants through goat grazing and hand removal in order to prepare the land for planting and seeding of native species. The plants are grown in the Conservancy’s native plant nursery to propagate the coastal genetics of the Peninsula’s flora, evolved to flourish in this unique environment. The campaign will also make possible the restoration of other nearby key habitat areas at George F Canyon and Chandler Preserves (Rolling Hills Estates) and White Point Nature Preserve (San Pedro). This, too, involves the removal of invasive plants that crowd out native species and degrade the soil; the planting, care and maintenance of native plant species that will become habitat to benefit both wildlife and our community with cleaner air, water, and quality of life.
Join us and Go Wild for the Peninsula!