Revegetation and Restoration
TRA provides technical assistance with restoration projects, including serpentine grassland, riparian, and wetland habitats. We oversaw the removal of non-native invasive plants on San Bruno Mountain which resulted in the restoration of 300 acres of habitat for rare butterflies. We have tested serpentine grassland restoration techniques on different sites in the San Francisco bay area. In riparian and wetland habitats we work with landscape architects to provide the biological knowledge that guides the design. We have also worked with landscape architects to restore wildlife habitat in suburban landscaping.
Due to extensive field experience in many habitat types, TRA’s biologists understand what habitat components are important for restoration. Our goal is that the restoration is self-sustaining and supports a diversity of plant and animal species. TRA also monitors restoration sites, prepares the monitoring reports required by federal, state or local permits, and recommends remediation measures when necessary.