Tarplant Mitigation and Restoration

This restoration project was performed for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to mitigate for an on-site population of southern tarplant (Centromadia parryi ssp. australis), a California Native Plant Society Ranked 1B.1 species in California. Ms. Tollett and her team implemented the reseeding, restoration monitoring, and reporting portions of a mitigation plan for approximately 300 individual plants within an onsite mitigation area. Native seeds were hand collected from the extant population of southern tarplant and seeded in the mitigation area immediately after rainfall. LAWA crews provided weekly irrigation by water truck in conjunction with weed abatement and trash clearing. Minor revisions were made to the existing mitigation plan and quarterly and annual reporting were carried out for this successful project. The project was well-received by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and mitigation goals were achieved.