Tujunga Wash Ecosystem Restoration
- Client United States Army Corp of Engineers
Los Angeles, CA
LCI prepared landscape and irrigation plans to restore degraded habitat along the Tujunga Wash flood control channel. This was to increase habitat value, provide nesting opportunities for migratory birds, and establish a corridor for wildlife movement that extends 3,000 feet between Vanowen Street to the south and Sherman Way to the north in Los Angeles, California.
The total area proposed for restoration includes strips of land 65 feet wide and 3,000 feet long on both sides of the flood control channel, totaling nine acres. The proposed restoration project would connect to two constructed restoration areas: 1) the County’s restoration project, which is 6,000 feet long, located between Vanowen Street and Oxnard Street and 2) the Corps’ existing Tujunga Greenbelt project, which is 4,200 feet long, located between Sherman Way and Vanowen Street.
The project goals included:
- Collect urban runoff
- Provide passive recreational and educational opportunities
- Ensure capacity of existing flood control system
- Maximize potential for ecosystem restoration