Ventura County Planning Division (2006)
Guide to Native and Invasive Streamside Plants: Restoring Riparian Habitats in Ventura County & along the Santa Clara River in Los Angeles County
Ventura County Planning Department, Ventura, California.
In the Guide to Native and Invasive Streamside Plants we
provide information to help protect one of the most valuable
elements of a living stream—riparian vegetation. Using this
guide, you can help restore and enhance one of California’s
most vital and endangered resources: the living stream
The “Native Riparian Habitats: A Conservation Bargain” section
summarizes the many ways in which riparian habitats provide
us with valuable services and protections.
The “Invasives” section explains the reasons invasive plants
are so detrimental, covers the basic methods used to remove
them and provides profiles of some of the area’s worst invasive
The “Natives” section outlines the key elements of a native
plant community, offers basic instruction in techniques for
revegetating a riparian habitat and provides profiles of some
of our most important native riparian plants. This section
includes a Native Plant Summary Guide for easy reference.
And the “Resources” section provides many sources of
additional information, such as where to get information
about permits that may be required, where to buy native
plants and a list of local organizations that can provide
assistance or aid to restoration projects.