Tuesday, February 14, 2012
California Conservation Corps on the Lost Coast
This week, February 13-17, a crew from the California Conservation Corps (CCC) will be out on the Lost Coast pulling Cape Ivy, an invasive plant species. According the the California Invasive Plant Council,
Cape ivy climbs over most other vegetation, forming a solid cover that blocks light and smothers other vegetation. The weight of the ivy mass sometimes causes trees to fall. Habitat for both plants and animals in protected natural reserves has been rendered worthless when large portions are occupied almost exclusively by cape ivy.
We greatly value the hard work the CCC puts into the King Range NCA to help restore Wilderness Characteristics. If you see them out there thank them for what they do.