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Mountains Restoration Trust

For more than 30 years Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) has worked in partnership with the community to preserve, protect, and restore the ecosystem of the Santa Monica Mountains.  We support responsible preservation and restoration programs, acquire resource-rich land, and offer educational and recreational activities to the public.

Restoration projects are top priorities for MRT's stewardship of the Santa Monica Mountains, a range transversing from Griffith Park to Point Mugu in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, California.  

Non-native plant invasion has been occuring in this fragile ecological zone since early explorers arrived with mustard seeds to mark their trails.  Non-native grasses, trees and plants have found a similar home far from their lands of origin, and are a threat to native plants and animals.

Meeting this challens requires a holistic management and monitoring program of the mointains' soil, streams, organisms and wildlife, as well as the human incluences around the perimeter.  MRT manages several programs to help the mountains increase their function, vitality and productivity.

Please visit our website or call us at (818) 591-1701 to learn more!

Our volunteers wearing their crayfish removal gearVolunteers helping to plant native grasses at Malibu Creek State Park