California Native Flora Restoration, Revegetation and MaintenanceProjects and Developments Designed in Harmony with Nature
Seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend
We have been native seed collectors and plant ecologists for over 20 years
We assess native plant populations, soil and site conditions to create a custom plant pallet for your project
Native plants are locally-adapted, genetically appropriate native plant materials. These plants are best suited to the local conditions, requiring less maintenance and living longer than non-local species. When properly established, native plants form plant communities with the potential to be self-sustaining and self-perpetuating over time, requiring little or no input from humans to thrive.
Mitigation and Regulatory Compliance
Project design, planning, and review
Native plant salvage, propagation, and translocation
Seed collection, storage, and application
Revegetation Planning and Consultation
Project planning for site stabilization and erosion control
Soil and site analysis
Seed distribution and cutting installation
Project Monitoring and Inspection
Onsite monitoring during project installation
Ensure adherence to specifications
Ongoing monitoring of site during growing and dormant season
Healthy native plant communities are often the best long-term defense against invasive and noxious weeds. Maintenance costs for managing problematic vegetation are reduced, as is the controversy that sometimes results when weeds from roadsides invade neighboring lands, or where pollution from herbicide use is a concern.
Smart, Green Designs
Practical and Cost Effective Project Planning
Landscape Services Available
About CaliFlora Resources
I am Bruce Berlin, founder of CaliFlora Resources. I grew up in Santa Barbara County and attended the distinguished Environmental Horticulture program under Director Jerry Sortomme and Santa Barbara City College. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where Honored Professor Woody Frey sparked my interest in native plants and their cultivation. While at Cal Poly, I became fascinated with plant propagation and began doing seed collections and other projects for S&S Seeds, a wholesale native seed wholesaler.
For the next two decades, my full time work with S&S SEEDS allowed me to explore an interest in erosion control and slope stabilization. I served many years with the Western Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association, who were advocating for soil stabilization throughout the west, where I worked on a variety of projects including landfills, dams, and pipelines, mitigation projects and easements. Through my work with the IECA, I developed expertise in erosion control, slope stabilization, and improved native plant germination and performance. This work allowed me to evaluate and participate on projects throughout central and southern California, developing strategies for successful plant establishment.
In 2013, I founded CaliFlora Resouces to focus on native plant restoration projects exclusively on the Central Coast. Through CaliFlora Resources, I’ve had the fortune of being a part of many successful native planting projects in a wide variety of habitats, and I plan to improve the availability of regionally-collected plant material, improving the results of native plantings throughout the beautiful Central Coast.