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A View Of Newport Beach’s Buck Gully Reserve.
A View Of Newport Beach’s Buck Gully Reserve.
A view of Newport Beach’s Buck Gully Reserve.
A View Of Newport Beach’s Buck Gully Reserve.
Planning and Infrastructure

IRC continually works to improve experiences for visitors on the land through building and maintaining excellent facilities. Sometimes, these facilities…

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Funereal Duskywing Butterfly.
Funereal Duskywing Butterfly.
Funereal duskywing butterfly.
A View Of The Native Seed Farm In Irvine.
A view of the native seed farm in Irvine.
IRC Staff And Volunteers Plant Seed At The Native Seed Farm In Irvine.
IRC staff and volunteers plant seed at the native seed farm in Irvine.
Funereal Duskywing Butterfly.A View Of The Native Seed Farm In Irvine.IRC Staff And Volunteers Plant Seed At The Native Seed Farm In Irvine.
Plant Materials

High-quality native plants and seeds are critical to the success of IRC’s habitat restoration and enhancement projects. To produce this…

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IRC Volunteers Help Maintain A Butterfly Habitat Enhancement Project In OC Parks' Limestone Canyon.
IRC Volunteers Help Maintain A Butterfly Habitat Enhancement Project In OC Parks' Limestone Canyon.
IRC volunteers help maintain a butterfly habitat enhancement project in OC Parks' Limestone Canyon.
Before And After Images From The OCTA Funded Restoration Project In Silverado Creek.
Before and after images from the OCTA funded restoration project in Silverado Creek.
IRC Volunteers Help Maintain A Butterfly Habitat Enhancement Project In OC Parks' Limestone Canyon.Before And After Images From The OCTA Funded Restoration Project In Silverado Creek.
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Creating healthy and interconnected habitats is critical to native wildlife and sustaining ecosystems in the face of threats such as…

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IRC Volunteers Help Maintain The Nature Garden In The City Of Irvine's Bommer Canyon Preserve.
IRC Volunteers Help Maintain The Nature Garden In The City Of Irvine's Bommer Canyon Preserve.
IRC volunteers help maintain the nature garden in the City of Irvine's Bommer Canyon Preserve.
IRC Volunteer Pulls Weeds In Support Of Butterfly Habitat Enhancement Project.
IRC volunteer pulls weeds in support of butterfly habitat enhancement project.
IRC Volunteers Help Maintain The Nature Garden In The City Of Irvine's Bommer Canyon Preserve.IRC Volunteer Pulls Weeds In Support Of Butterfly Habitat Enhancement Project.
Invasive Species Control

Non-native and invasive plants and animals are one of the biggest threats to the long-term health and sustainability of wildlands…

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IRC Staff Conducts Annual Fire Watch Training Exercise.
IRC Staff Conducts Annual Fire Watch Training Exercise.
IRC staff conducts annual Fire Watch training exercise.
IRC Volunteers Help Inform And Educate The Public During A Fire Watch Deployment.
IRC volunteers help inform and educate the public during a Fire Watch deployment.
IRC Staff Conducts Annual Fire Watch Training Exercise.IRC Volunteers Help Inform And Educate The Public During A Fire Watch Deployment.
Wildfire Prevention

Unlike most of the state, major wildfires in southern California are not primarily the result of buildup of vegetation; they…

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Western Spadefoot Toad During Metamorphosis.
Western Spadefoot Toad During Metamorphosis.
Western spadefoot toad during metamorphosis.
Western Spadefoot Toad.
Western spadefoot toad.
Western Spadefoot Toad Pond In OC Parks Shoestring Canyon.
Western spadefoot toad pond in OC Parks Shoestring Canyon.
IRC Volunteers Collect Data At Western Spadefoot Pond In OC Parks' Shoestring Canyon.
IRC volunteers collect data at western spadefoot pond in OC Parks' Shoestring Canyon.
IRC Volunteers Collect Data At Western Spadefoot Pond In OC Parks' Shoestring Canyon.
IRC volunteers collect data at western spadefoot pond in OC Parks' Shoestring Canyon.
Western Spadefoot Toad During Metamorphosis.Western Spadefoot Toad.Western Spadefoot Toad Pond In OC Parks Shoestring Canyon.IRC Volunteers Collect Data At Western Spadefoot Pond In OC Parks' Shoestring Canyon.IRC Volunteers Collect Data At Western Spadefoot Pond In OC Parks' Shoestring Canyon.
Monitoring and Research

Monitoring and research allows IRC to make informed management decisions, measure outcomes, and adjust our approach over time to ensure…

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IRC Staff Leading A Guided Hike.
IRC Staff Leading A Guided Hike.
IRC staff leading a guided hike.
IRC Staff Help Build Native Plant Nursery At Delhi Center In Santa Ana.
IRC staff help build native plant nursery at Delhi Center in Santa Ana.
IRC Staff Leading A Guided Hike.IRC Staff Help Build Native Plant Nursery At Delhi Center In Santa Ana.
Community Engagement and Education

The Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks and other Orange County wildlands are extra special because of their proximity to dense urban…

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2023 IRC Volunteer And Partner Celebration.
2023 IRC Volunteer And Partner Celebration.
2023 IRC Volunteer and Partner Celebration. Participants gather for dinner at the Augustine Staging Area in OC Parks' Limestone Canyon.
IRC Volunteers Gather Before A Hike In Agua Chinon.
IRC Volunteers gather before a hike in Agua Chinon.
2023 IRC Volunteer And Partner Celebration.IRC Volunteers Gather Before A Hike In Agua Chinon.
Volunteer Management

IRC volunteers donate tens of thousands of hours every year. This generosity has helped restore hundreds of acres of habitat,…

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Volunteers work at the Native Seed Farm in Irvine, CA on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The public can work on the farm two days a week to help native plants grow. The Irvine Ranch Conservancy manages about 40,000 acres of wild land owned by OC Parks, Irvine and Newport Beach. The Native Seed Farm supplies seeds and plants for restoration of wild lands of the former Irvine Ranch properties. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG)
IRC Volunteers huddle up for a picture following a good day of work in the field.
Volunteer Jaelyn Pizarro, 10, of San Clemente picks weeds at the Native Seed Farm in Irvine, CA on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The public can work on the farm two days a week to help native plants grow. The Irvine Ranch Conservancy manages about 40,000 acres of wild land owned by OC Parks, Irvine and Newport Beach. The Native Seed Farm supplies seeds and plants for restoration of wild lands of the former Irvine Ranch properties. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG)
3/8/19 Copyright © 2019 Leonard Ortiz. All Rights Reserved - Photos of Native Seed Farm
Plant Materials

Irvine Ranch Conservancy operates a native seed farm located in north Irvine. The site uses locally sourced plant materials and seeds to propagate native plants for use in habitat restoration and enhancement projects.

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