Punta Mazo Coastal Dune Restoration

By Jorge Andrade /Adaptive Management Coordinator

This article was translated by Estefanía López and Oscar Colunga

On September 19, 2018, restoration zones of the coastal dune were established in the Punta Mazo Nature Reserve. This is part of the project to remove invasive exotic species, which during the first phases contemplated establishing ecological restoration zones where revegetation activities will be performed.

To avoid the traffic of vehicles and people, the signs were designed to highlight and to limit the restoration zones. The informative signs were designed based on concepts of communication for the conservation, which highlights the attributes and importance of endemic vegetation. During the fieldwork period that we performed, around 20 posts were installed to define two restoration zones. As a whole, the areas delimited for the restoration of coastal dunes correspond to 1 linear kilometer, which can be translated into 53820 square feet of restoration areas.

It is important to note that the establishment of more restoration areas will be performed during November, 2018.

What activities were performed?

  • Selection of suitable sites for restoration.
  • Delimitation of these sites.
  • Establishment of restoration zones.

In this activity 4 people participated in the construction, including Ricardo Domínguez, Héctor Sánchez and Diego Gómez from the Oceanological Research Institute.

Also, this project was funded by the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA).