Carrizo Marsh

      February 13, 2013


After over 2 years of planning and coordination work, HELIX kicked off the habitat restoration for the approximately 318-acre Carrizo Marsh. This project is being implemented as mitigation for Pattern Energy Group’s Ocotillo Wind project. The habitat restoration of the marsh will remove dense stands of invasive tamarisk trees that have choked off the marsh since the 1970s. Over the next 5 weeks, approximately 100 acres of tamarisk will be mowed in the marsh and will be allowed to dry and cure ahead of a prescribed burn of the entire marsh later this fall, which will be followed by 5 years of weed control. This monumental effort will begin the restoration of one of the most significant areas of Anza Borrego Desert State Park and HELIX is excited to be part of such an important ecological restoration project.