Arana Gulch Habitat Management Plan
City of Santa Cruz
Year 5 (2018) Annual Report (Final)
Habitat Management continues at Arana Gulch by the City of Santa Cruz with the assistance of the Adaptive Management Working Group of which CNPS is a member.
In 2018 267 Santa Cruz Tarplants were found, an increase from 0 plants in 2017 and 35 plants in 2016. Sufficient numbers of tarplants were recorded to enable seed collection. Seeds were delivered to the UCSC Greenhouse which is growing the plants. Other actions for 2018 were removal of invasive, non-native weeds such as Himalaya blackberry and cotoneaster. Grazing and mowing continue at Arana Gulch to reduce canopy height.