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Santa Cruz Island's plant restoration a model for others

by Sanden Totten | Take Two®

The coast of Santa Cruz Island. From the 1850s until the 1970's this Channel Island was home to farmers and ranchers. It is now co-owned by The National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy. Sanden Totten / KPCC

On a bright, warm California day, a couple dozen botanists gathered in a valley on Santa Cruz Island for a group picture. Instead of saying cheese, they each shouted out their favorite native plant species. These are the die-hard plant enthusiasts attending the first annual California Islands Botanical Extravaganza.

KPCC's Sanden Totten reports

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