With the support of many local agencies and partner organizations, Back Country Land Trust has been working in the Alpine / El Capitan catchment area of the San Diego River to reduce hazardous fire conditions and restore native habitat throughout the watershed.

Since 2010, the removal of the highly flammable Arundo donax (an invasive non-native perennial grass found in watersheds throughout San Diego County) has been our first priority in restoring the health and native habitat conditions along Alpine’s creeks. Tamarisk (also known as Salt Cedar) was recently added as a secondary priority on our list of invasive species to be removed from our local watershed.

Plants in Watershed Area

With generous grant funding from the CA Department of Water Resources - Integrated Regional Watershed Management program, as well as permitting from our agency partners at the San Diego River Conservancy, BCLT has been able to provide habitat restoration services to private landowners, removing noxious plants from our watershed.

Tamarisk Plant
Arundo in San Diego

We work with private landowners in Alpine, Harbison Canyon, and Peutz Valley interested in removing this hazardous plant from their properties. For more information on removal of invasive plants from your property contact us at backcountrylandtrust@gmail.com.