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 Habitat Restoration

"Restoration is the return of an ecosystem to its natural conditions prior to European disturbance."

Sand Dune with Spring Flowers at Coal Oil Point Reserve
Spring Flowers on the Dunes at Sands Beach and Coal Oil Point Reserve - May 2006

Opportunities to Get Involved

Coal Oil Point Reserve offers internships throughout the school year, as well as several weekend volunteer opportunities. The Reserve happily accommodates community groups that would like to arrange a restoration workday. 

Contact the Reserve Director, Cristina Sandoval, at or 805.893.5092 to get involved today!

Status Of Habitat Restoration Projects

Coal Oil Point Reserve has an aggressive restoration program to restore degraded habitat to better support rare coastal ecosystems. Over the past seven years, Coal Oil Point Reserve has successfully restored more than 20 acres, including wetland margins, vernal pools, coastal sage scrub, dunes, and beach habitats. All these areas are now self-sustaining and rich in native wildlife.

Status of Restoration Projects

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