Antioch Dunes wildlife refuge being restored
Wildlife resource specialist Louis Terrazas inspects sand placed on the Antioch Dunes national wildlife refuge site through a partnership with the Port of Stockton. The background area to the right is refuge land that has yet to be restored with sand. Credit: Brandon Honig/USFWS.
Roni Gehlke, a columnist with the East BayTimes, writes in today's edition:
the Antioch Dunes are going through a long-range restoration project to support the three endangered species that live on the property.
Read on to find out more about how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife has worked with the Port of Stockton and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers since 2013 to bring dredged sand material to the dunes to help restore the land to its natural beginnings.
The Antioch Dunes’ evening primrose numbers have exploded on the restoration sites since we started in 2013. We just started seeding for the LMB (Lange’s metalmark butterfly) host plant last year on the Stamm Unit Management Area 1. — Louis Terrazas, wildlife resource specialist for the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge.