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Testimonial: Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Written by Jesse Patterson, Environmental Management Specialist

During a bank stabilization project on the Chumash Reservation the Santa Ynez Environmental Office (SYCEO) used Malibu Compost to cover a native seed mix dispersed over ~1000 sq. ft. of stream bank on a 2:1 slope. The compost was applied on Sept 20th, 2010 (see photo) as a 1-2” compost blanket and watered in 1-2 times per week for roughly two months (from Sept. 20th to Dec 1st). There was seed sprout within 2 weeks and substantial coverage within 3 weeks (see photo). We received heavy rains in the month of December (totaling ~12”) that resulted in no noticeable erosion or damage to the slope. There is also a picture taken in Feb 2011/~5 months after installation.


Jesse Patterson
Environmental Management Specialist
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Chumash Reservation Vegetation

Chumash Reservation Vegetation

Chumash Reservation Vegetation

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