Digging In: A Guide to Community-based Habitat Restoration

California Coastal Commission

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The purpose of this guide is to assist inspired individuals and organizations in undertaking community-based habitat restoration projects, and to help maximize the success of these projects. The guide is designed for people who seek to develop new programs, but may also be helpful in expanding or improving an existing program. The guide explains, in easy-to-follow instructions, the basic steps of information gathering, site selection, team building, project implementation, monitoring, maintenance, and working with volunteers. Also included are tips on battling non-natives, as well as propagating and installing native plants. While this guide is focused on the Commission’s experiences in marshes, creeks, and coastal sage scrub communities, we reference several other coastal habitat types as well.

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Technical Document

California Coastal Commission