The RCRCD maintains and monitors restored habitat areas for water quality, rare and threatened wildlife species, exotic weeds, trash, off-road vehicle (ORV) intrusion, noise, and other impacts. District staff conduct ongoing monitoring to evaluate the condition and function of conservation lands. Methods include species surveys, detailed vegetation mapping, vegetation sampling using Relevé and point intercept methods, and California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) for wetlands.
As part of ongoing stewardship, RCRCD coordinates the cleanup of trash and debris; tests water quality; and monitors wildlife. Non-native aquatic species are removed from
conservation easement waterways. Management includes blocking of illegal ORV routes and replanting disturbed soil with native vegetation. Occupation of preserve sites by homeless encampment has increased, mainly in riparian areas. Staff works with neighboring land owners, homeless resource groups, and law enforcement to deal with this complex and difficult issue.