The Del Dios Habitat Protection League (DDHPL) is a group of local volunteers who are dedicated to restoring and protecting the native habitat and especially the oak woodlands of Lake Hodges Watershed. 

Learn More about who we are and what we do, along with current projects, events and news.


View down Lake Drive, coming in from Via Rancho Pkwy.


For how long is a real question! They may be under attack - click here for more information about the Golden Spotted Oak Borer (GSOB)

GSOB Question and Answer Session with Arborist and plant Care specialist, RIcardo Aguilar, Aguilar Plant Care

Scheduled for March 21st, 6 PM in Del Dios Park. The best time to treat your oak trees for GSOB is in April, and we will provide all the necessary information to help you protect and save your precious oaks.


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If you'd like to participate and become an active Member of the DDHPL, sign up today!



It's that time of year! Smother those chills with a nice cozy fire - but avoid bringing in pests with your wood. Only use wood that has been seasoned for a full year before you bring it on your property and do your best to burn it all by April. Learn more about the beetle and containment here. 

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Firewood Update

With the majority of eucalyptus removed, firewood production has slowed dramatically.

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