The Bolsa Chica Conservancy has been active since its inception in 1990 in improving habitats. Beginning with removal of non-native plants during the early 1990s, the Conservancy expanded its restoration efforts in 2000 with dune habitat wetland cell construction, and more recently with planting native plants in wetlands, dunes, and uplands. More than 200 tons of invasive, non-native plants have been removed by hand by volunteers and students from various habitats at Bolsa Chica. More than 5,000 native plants have been installed to improve the habitat since 2003 and a dozen species of native plants from local Bolsa Chica seed stock have been propagated for planting by students and volunteers.

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