MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 4 THROUGH DECEMBER 17, 2014
Please be aware that maintenance activities will be conducted throughout the Big Tujunga Wash Mitigation Area beginning on Thursday, December 4 and continuing through Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Maintenance activities consist of clearing debris from trails, removing weeds, and removing exotic species of plants. The crews will generally be working between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. No work will be conducted on the weekends.
The crews will begin in the areas surrounding the Ponds and then work their way through the entire site, including the riparian area.
Please be watchful when riding horses or hiking in the vicinity of where the crews are working. Crews will be cautious when horseback riders or hikers are in the vicinity of their work area, but it would be most helpful if you can avoid their work areas. If you do come upon a crew, please call out to them if they do not see you so they can stop their equipment until the equestrian or hikers pass by.
ECORP's biologists will be monitoring the maintenance activities to ensure that sensitive biological resources are not damaged during the maintenance activities.
If you have any questions regarding the maintenance activities, please contact the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works at BTWMA@dpw.lacounty.gov
The Big Tujunga Wash Mitigation Area was purchased by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District in 1998 for the purpose of compensating for habitat loss from other projects. The site encompasses approximately 210 acres of land located in the City of Los Angeles Sunland area. Several equestrian and hiking trails wind throughout the native alluvial scrub, aquatic, and willow riparian habitat that surround the Big Tujunga Wash. These plant communities provide suitable habitat for many wildlife species. The Big Tujunga Wash site also provides or has the potential to provide suitable habitat for a number of endangered, threatened, and sensitive plant and wildlife species including Davidson's bushmallow, Plummer's mariposa lily, slender-horned spineflower, San Diego horned lizard, black-crowned night heron, great blue heron, Cooper's hawk, loggerhead shrike, southwestern willow flycatcher, least Bell's vireo, and Santa Ana Sucker.