Crownbeard Transplantation

Protecting a threatened plant species endemic to South Laguna.


Current Status: In Progress | Start Date: September 2017 | Expected Completion: Ongoing | Project Lead: Alan Kaufmann

Big-leaved crownbeard (Verbesina dissita) is a federal and state-listed threatened species found only in Baja California and a small area in South Laguna Beach.

Laguna Canyon Foundation is partnering with multiple private property owners, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the City of Laguna Beach to transplant crownbeard growing on private parcels slated for development to a city-owned, conservation easement-protected parcel nearby. Once the crownbeard is established in its new home, Laguna Canyon Foundation will be responsible for monitoring and managing those plants in perpetuity.