Manzanita Village

Year initiated: 2002

Extent: 9.7 acres

Habitat types:

  • Coastal Grassland, Vernal Pool, Vernal Marsh, Coastal Sage Scrub


Special Status Species:


  • Atriplex coulteri (Coulter's saltbush)
  • Centromadia parryi ssp. australis
  •    (Southern tarplant)
  • Plantago elongata (slender plantain)




5 Year Report


Interpretive Signs:



Vernal Pools



The Manzanita Village Restoration Project began in August of 2002. The California Coastal Commission (CCC) required restoration of 0.86 acres of wetlands as mitigation for impacts to wetland buffers at the project site.In addition to the mitigation requirements, the UCSB Housing and Residential Services Department provided funding for upland native grassland habitat restoration surrounding the wetlands and the creation of 1300 linear feet of bioswales. Bioswales are created wetlands designed to convey and filter stormwater. To date, more than 80,000 native plants have been installed with the assistance of more than 50 UCSB student interns and volunteers. Ongoing monitoring and maintenance will continue in perpetuity.

  Before Restoration Vernal marsh grading                After Restoration Vernal marsh established