As Santa Susana transforms to open space, Boeing is working to preserve the thriving ecosystem by collaborating with a number of organizations on biological studies throughout the site. Santa Susana received Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council in recognition of Boeing’s educational programs and work with community partners.
The San Fernando Valley Audubon Society performs year-round bird banding and owl surveys. They have identified more than 130 species of birds and 12 bat species, most notably the Canyon Wren, which is rarely captured in the U.S. The Southwestern Herpetologist Society studies reptiles and amphibians.
Scientists from the Pollinator Partnership assess the abundance and diversity of pollinators, including bees and butterflies. The data is used to aid in habitat enhancement projects and to better protect rare plant species.
Boeing partners with area schools to support high school and college student studies, including Oak Park High School, USC, UCLA, Moorpark College and Pomona College, among others. Each year, students at Woodbury University use Santa Susana’s natural, cultural and historical features to develop a comprehensive design that proposes sustainable remediation measures and concepts for future site use.
Boeing also hosts bus and walking tours that attract thousands of community members every year.