The Bolsa Chica Land Trust
ECO-CAM is now LIVE!

photos from Eco-Cam 2017

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Agreement Reached!
Agreement Reached!

Photo: Brenda Lee

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about the birds

of Bolsa Chica

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have helped to restore the Mesa.


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We are working

to preserve the last

of the Bolsa Chica.

Bolsa Chica Land Trust

The Bolsa Chica Land Trust was formed in 1992 by a small group of Californians who believed that one of the last standing wetland ecosystems in Southern California was worth preserving for future generations. The Land Trust now includes more than 5000 members from throughout California and twenty other states.

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6aug9:00 am- 12:00 pmStewards Work Day - 1st SundayHelp us help the environment
19aug9:00 am- 12:00 pmStewards Work Day - 3rd SaturdayHelp us help the environment
20aug10:00 am- 12:00 pmFree Public Tour and Information table - 3rd SundaySouth Lot


A historic agreement to preserve, protect ALL of Bolsa Chica

Update: We are a little more than half-way there on our fundraising goal!  Spread the word today and help us reach our goal of $1M for the acquisition and restoration of the Ridge and Goodell properties.

The BCLT is uniting with the national nonprofit Trust for Public Land and developer Signal Landmark to work toward full preservation of the remaining land of the Ridge and Goodell properties.

This is a historic agreement earned after a decades-long, hard-fought effort to preserve this important environmental, cultural and archeological resource, however there is much work to be done.

In order for us to fully protect the remaining acreage of the Bolsa Chica Mesa, we need to raise funds to purchase the site outright.

While Signal Landmark emphatically supports and will assist in the acquisition of this site, if funding for purchase of the properties cannot be secured, Signal Landmark will have the right to develop 2.5 acres (half of the Ridge property) for homes. The remaining half of the Ridge property and all of the Goodell property will be donated to either BCLT, an accredited Land Trust or an appropriate state agency, with the same goals as set above: the protection and conservation of the land’s cultural, archaeological and biological resources as passive open space.

We have launched a fundraising campaign to secure the funds that will help us acquire, restore and preserve this final piece of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.

Click the button below to learn more and donate, and help us save Ridge & Goodell once and for all.


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Our Mission


The Land Trust is working to acquire and protect the last threatened 11 acres at Bolsa Chica to save a unique archaeological site and precious open space habitat.


The Land Trust’s Bolsa Chica Stewards have been working since 1996 on the Mesa habitat restoration project. Over 15,000 volunteers have helped heal our local environment.


Bolsa Chica needs constant and well planned care to keep its habitats functioning and healthy.  Saving it is just the start, caring for it is part of our commitment.


The Land Trust conducts educational programs to build awareness about the role of the Bolsa Chica wetlands system in the natural and urban environment, and tell the story of its rich history.

Our Vision


Bolsa Chica Land Trust (Main Office)
5200 Warner Avenue #108
Huntington Beach, California 92649