We collaborate with and meet jurisdictional requirements of U.S. & California Fish and Wildlife, the Army Corps of Engineers, and others involved in the management of open space. We hold a C-27 Landscape Contractor License, and together with our partner biologist—a San Diego County CEQA Consultant—we are qualified to plan, implement and monitor the biological preservation of sensitive plant and wildlife habitats.
In addition to offering land management services at ten open space preserves, one of which we hold fee title to, we have performed extensive habitat restoration work at the San Diego River, Tijuana Estuary, Alvarado Creek, Chollas Creek, Adobe Falls, Mission Trails Regional Park, and Old Mission Dam.
• Habitat restoration
• Biological monitoring & resources evaluations
• Conceptual mitigation plan preparation for wetlands, uplands, and sensitive plant and wildlife habitat
• Habitat mitigation assessments
• Irrigation planning & installation
• Pest control consultation
• Native re-vegetation master planning
• Water quality monitoring
• Brush management & weed control
• Trash & debris removal
• Non-native tree removal & chipping
• Non-native species removal and reintroduction of native flora
• Erosion control
• Fencing & fence repair
• Plant establishment period monitoring
• Community outreach and educational programs
• Document preparation and administration (HMPs, LMPs, PMPs)
• Annual reporting (Annual Work Plans & Adaptive Management Activities)
• Open space managers willing to hold fee title to property
Approved to hold conservation easement and manage mitigation lands in the County of San Diego by the
State of California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
CONTACT: Ty Sterns, RLA #5907
(619) 235-6884 ext 3112
Habitat management services
The Urban Corps offers land management and habitat restoration services through an integrated program which trains and educates local youth. Our goal in the acquisition and management of land is to conserve, manage, restore and enhance open space and mitigation lands in San Diego County.
We are approved to hold easement and are currently habitat managers in Rancho Santa Fe, and the cities of Santee, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Borrego Springs, and San Marcos and we actively work with the San Diego Foundation to establish and manage PARS and endowments.
Restoration • Management • Administration