Results and Accomplishments
By working together, the landowners and the Reserve’s Trust managers, led by The Irvine Company and The Nature Conservancy, have produced some notable achievements, including:
• Performed extensive resource inventories and monitoring projects.
• Removed exotic plants on more than 5,000 acres.
• Developed ecologically-based ﬁre management protocols for local ﬁre agencies.
• Trained naturalists at a local community college, graduating more than 1,000 expert volunteers to help manage the Reserve.
• Developed long-term programs to protect regionally important habitats with high biological value.
• Removed invasive wildlife species.
• Created a GIS environmental database to assist land managers.
• Held Land Managers Forums for training and information sharing.
• Created a 193-member volunteer docent corps which helped open more than 45 miles of public trails.
• Constructed staging areas and trailheads to facilitate public access.
• Coordinated nature programs with local schools, reaching more than 11,000 students.
• Collaborated on scientiﬁc and academic research with several universities and colleges, using the Reserve as a living laboratory.