photos: Erin Chin and Danny Hasheminejad

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about the birds

of Bolsa Chica

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have helped to restore the Mesa.


Bolsa Chica Land Trust

The mission of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust is to acquire, restore and preserve ALL of the mesa, lowlands, and wetlands of the Bolsa Chica, and to educate the public about this natural treasure.

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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Wings Over Bolsa Chica 2019 Calendar Now Available

Upcoming Events


16dec10:00 am- 12:00 pmFree Public Tour and Information table - 3rd SundaySouth Lot


6jan9:00 am- 12:00 pmStewards Work Day - 1st SundayHelp us help the environment
19jan9:00 am- 12:00 pmStewards Work Day - 3rd SaturdayHelp us help the environment
20jan10:00 am- 12:00 pmFree Public Tour and Information table - 3rd SundaySouth Lot


It is with deep gratitude that we announce our success in raising $1 million towards the acquisition and restoration of the Ridge and Goodell properties at Bolsa Chica!

Your support has been truly wonderful, and with it we can say loud and clear that this community wants to save it, not pave it! Our partner in this acquisition, the Trust for Public Land, is hard at work securing the rest of the funding.

Stay tuned for the next steps forward towards acquisition of this last threatened piece of Bolsa Chica.

Bridge work in the Fall and Winter
**Update** Both Bridges are finished (!!!), now the only thing left is repainting the South Lot which will close the lot for a few days (unknown date at this time)

*UPDATE* North lot bridge will reopen Oct. 18th, and the South lot bridge will close Oct. 22th. 1/3 of the South parking lot will also be used to house equipment and will be closed to the public.  Use the PCH Sand Dunes trailhead, which starts behind the bus parking spots, to get on the Reserve.

The North lot and South lot bridges are getting much-needed repairs this Fall and Winter by the CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.  Work will begin on the North lot bridge off of Warner Ave. and PCH starting September 17th and go to early or mid Nov. During this time, the North lot bridge will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC and some of the parking stalls will be used to house equipment.  When the work is completed, the North lot bridge will reopen and work on the South lot bridge will begin with a hopeful January end time.  During the work on the South lot bridge, the bridge and 1/3 of the parking lot (used to store equipment) will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

Timing and length of repair subject to change.

Please plan your trip to Bolsa Chica accordingly, thank you!

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