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.


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We are working

to preserve the last

of the Bolsa Chica.

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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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.


Attention:  the RFP deadline has been extended.  New final deadlines:

  • Questions to be submitted by 5:00 PM March 13th
  • Proposal deadline, 5:00 PM March 29th
  • Selection made and announced on April 12th

Please contact Kim Kolpin, BCLT Executive Director if you need further information.

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In Memory

Last week we sadly said goodbye to one of our Stewards, Larry Cone.  Ten years ago, Larry, his wife Holly and daughters Michelle and Katrina became part of the BCLT family by helping out at our restoration days, and he spent many wonderful hours photographing wildlife here at Bolsa Chica.  After a long and valiant fight against cancer, Larry passed away with his loving family by his side.  We will always miss his kind and gentle presence, helping hands, and warm smile.

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