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.
MRT has partnered with our friends at KEEN to create the KEEN Mountains Stewards Program. From now until April 2020, MRT wants to thank our volunteers for all of their incredible work! Sign up for a volunteer event at http://mountainstrust.eventbrite.com/ - planting events, weeding and seed collecting events, and crayfish removal events for the opportunity to be featured on our KEEN Leaderboard, collect custom Lesley Goren-designed buttons, and be invited to special volunteer luncheons. Volunteers will also be featured on our Instagram page, our monthly newsletter, and our blog!
“Typically it’s not the trees and vegetation igniting homes, it’s the other way around.” Richard Halsey, director of the California Chaparral Institute and author of the book, “Fire, Chaparral, and Survival in Southern California”
Partnering with California State Parks and leveraging volunteer efforts in the community, Commemorative Oaks is the successful restoration of oak woodlands in Malibu Creek State Park. Since 1992, MRT planted over 2,000 oak trees and native grasses, helping Malibu Creek State Park return to its native glory.
Dry Canyon Creek is a crucial link between the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the Santa Monica Mountains. In 2006, MRT began a project to restore and improve the natural wetland and riparian habitat (the stream corridor and vegetation) along the banks of Dry Canyon Creek, a year-round headwater of the Los Angeles River.
La Sierra is a prime wildlife habitat, biologically diverse, and rich in willow riparian habitat, oak woodland, mixed riparian woodland, coastal sage scrub, wetlands, grassland, and chaparral. La Sierra provides habitat linkages to springs, seeps, and wetland areas that are critical to wildlife in the Malibu Creek watershed.
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