Restoration & Conservation

Water exhibit mockupThrough extensive habitat restoration, including the reestablishment of native plants and species, the Discovery Center will improve the habitat for native birds and other species.

Much of the project site has been disturbed over time with agricultural activities, along with non-native landscaping. The project will remove many of the non-natives and re-introduce native species that will result in a healthier ecosystem. While the project will have construction-related impacts, these impacts will be addressed as provided in the Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA). The measures prescribed in the EIR/EA will insure that appropriate steps are taken to protect much of the existing native habitat as well as replace any plants or trees removed during constructed. The project will be constructed with great care to nesting and the nesting season for the birds and other species.