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Lake HodgesRancho Bernardo, CA 92127


The Institute for Conservation Research, part of San Diego Zoo Global, focuses on conservation efforts of endangered species locally and worldwide. The Coastal Cactus Wren, an endangered bird species, is one of it's important conservation projects.

This opportunity will allow volunteers to help improve future Coastal Cactus Wren (locally-imperilled species) habitat. The Coastal Cactus Wren, Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus, is a locally-imperiled bird species dependent on large strands of cactus in order to breed successfully in their natural habitat. In coastal Southern California, wren populations have declined to very low levels compared to their historic numbers. Without efforts to increase this species' habitat, the Coastal Cactus Wren will likely be extirpated from coastal, cismontane Southern California. Volunteers will be weeding to remove invasive species. This opportunity is outdoors, involves physical activity and all tools will be provided.


  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • One time or regular, mainly Monday-Friday projects

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