The Conservation team, with assistance from Los Angeles Conservation Corps, recently planted 2,000 Island scrub oak (Quercus pacifica) at four sites in Bulrush watershed. Island scrub oak is one of two oak species endemic to the southern islands of the California Floristic Province. On Catalina, scrub oak once occupied about a third of the island’s total area, but over the last 70 years, about 31 percent of that historic range has been lost by gradual dieback. The Conservancy continues to work to restore this unique species on the Island. Each of the four sites in Bulrush received 500 scrub oaks planted using one of three different methods: bare plantings, planting with Tuley tubes, and planting with a Waterboxx.