Southern California’s urban wildlands are home to thousands of acres of rare and diverse plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth.
These wildlands make up an intricate network of habitats whose health is threatened by human activities and adverse conditions. When a habitat becomes degraded, it can affect the health of an entire landscape. IRC’s expertise is critical to restoring resiliency to degraded landscapes. We lead long-term, comprehensive ecological restoration efforts that employ a variety of methods adapted to local conditions and backed by the most current science. These methods work collectively to regenerate the land, enabling once-threatened species of plants and animals to thrive again. In concert with our volunteers and regional partners, we work to restore the vitality of the land, promoting the resilience and connectivity of habitats so that they can support our native plants and wildlife and continue to provide the benefits and enjoyment that only these wild, open spaces can.