Catalina Habitat Restoration

Catalina restoration is crucial as the island is home to nine endemic plant species and over 40 rare plant species.

Preserving habitat via plant management is one of the major initiatives of the Conservancy. This is accomplished through habitat restoration, rare plant preservation, and propagation at our Ackerman Native Plant Nursery. Learn about invasive and native plants, how the island has changed, and current Catalina restoration programs here!

Ackerman Native Plant Nursery


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a sign for the Catalina Island James H. Ackerman Native Plant Nursery
seedling plants growing at the Native Plant Nursery on Catalina Island

Seed Collection


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Invasive Plant Control


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an individual conducting conservation efforts on Catalina Island
an individual conducting invasive plant control on Catalina Island

Catalina Restoration Plantings


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Rare Plant Monitoring


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native plant species to Catalina Island