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MRT is a land trust in the Santa Monica Mountains. We are continually working with our partners and the local community to expand our nature preserves in order to protect the unique biodiversity of the Santa Monica Mountains. MRT is committed to restoring degraded lands for future generations of wildlife, plants and people.

Upcoming events

  • 05 Aug 2017

    Calabasas Blue Habitat Restoration

    Join Mountains Restoration Trust to help restore native grasslands in the foothills west of Juan Bautista De Anza Park in…
  • 05 Aug 2017

    Invasive Crayfish Removal Open House

    Join Mountains Restoration Trust to preserve and protect the streams and creeks of the Malibu Creek Watershed. The invasive, non-native crayfish are…
  • 12 Aug 2017

    Potrero Creek Restoration Project

    Join Mountains Restoration Trust to help maintain our restoration site on National Park Service land in Newbury Park. You’ll be…

Creeping, Crawling Crayfish

The red swamp crayfish is an invasive species in the Malibu Creek Watershed.

Our aquatics ecologist, Angela DePalma-Dow, takes us down to the streams to get a closer look at these creeping critters and the dangers they pose to native aquatics species in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Click here to find out more about why we’re working to remove them from our streams!

Help Raise a Phoenix from the ashes!

In the June 4th “Old Fire,” the habitat and structure of Headwaters Corner at Calabasas were severely damaged. Plans are underway to build a new interpretive center and plant new oak and walnut trees. Your support will help the environment recover from the fire.

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