The goal of this project was to use a variety of historical resources to answer the following questions:

  • What was the historical acreage and distribution of wetland and riparian habitat in the watershed?
  • What was the historical extent and composition of the floodplain?
  • What was the general composition and spatial distribution of riparian vegetation community types and species?
  • To what extent has the wetland and riparian habitat changed over time and what factors have been associated with these changes?

A more detailed description of the project can be seen here


Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)
California State University Northridge (CSUN)
University Of Southern California (USC)


Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)

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Programs and Focus Areas: 
Resilient Landscapes Program
Historical Ecology
Watershed Science & Management
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