Sustainable Alternatives Study for the lowland wetland system at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
February 14, 2022: The Bolsa Chica Land Trust is pleased to announce the release of the Sustainable Alternatives Study for the lowland wetland system at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.
Tern Nesting Islands Restoration Project
The two Tern Nesting Islands are critical habitat and serve 13 avian species including the endangered California Least Tern and Western Snowy Plover. The islands are more than 40 years old and currently are degraded and under immediate threat of flooding caused by extreme tides and sea-level rise. The Bolsa Chica Land Trust is proud to be able to start the process of restoring these habitats to improve their resiliency in the event of flooding.
Funding for this project comes from a $135,000 Prop. 68 Pacific Flyway conservation grant administered by the Wildlife Conservation Board.
BCLT’s Position on Poseidon
The Bolsa Chica Land Trust’s position is the following: The Bolsa Chica Land Trust is OPPOSED to the Poseidon Desalination Plant (also being called the Huntington Beach Seawater Desalinization Plant) due to the significant environmental damage that the plant will inflict to our precious coastal environment. The Bolsa Chica Land Trust will remain neutral in the discussion of any proposed mitigation during the permitting process.