SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS FUND, 401 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 805-370-2341

Restore Native Habitat

Are you concerned about the impact that invasive species have on the mountains?

Invasive plants displace native species, degrade habitat, and alter ecosystems. Volunteers work to save native habitat by removing invasive non-native plant species from locations across the Santa Monica Mountains.  In addition, the Louisiana red swamp crayfish has emerged as a significant threat to the streams and creeks of the mountains. Native amphibians and fish are threatened by the propagation of this species, causing a disturbance to the ecosystem. To date, volunteers working with Mountains Restoration Trust have removed over 11,000 crayfish from Malibu Creek.

You can help restore native habitat in the Santa Monica Mountains by contacting one of the following organizations:

Remove Invasive Crayfish

An invasive crayfish is removed from a creek.
Mountains Restoration Trust