The Bolsa Chica Lowands Restoration Project created or rehabilitated nearly 600 acres of marine and wetland habitat in Orange County, CA, restoring part of what had historically been a vast estuarine ecosystem. The restoration is the largest in Southern California history. Major components included: 1) removal and clean-up of oil extraction facilities from part of the wetlands area, 2) restoration of full tidal influence through a new inlet, bridge construction and excavation of a tidal basin, 3) creation and enhancement of aquatic habitats and intertidal wetlands, 4) creation of nesting and feeding areas for threatened and endangered birds, and 5) preservation of non-tidal wetlands. Construction began in 2004 and ended in 2006 with the opening of the inlet to the ocean on August 12, 2006. Explore this site to learn more about the restoration and ecological benefits that have been achieved.
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January 01, 2014
Monitoring reports are available for the Bolsa Chica Lowlands Restoration Project.
Bolsa Chica Lowlands Restoration Project Annual Monitoring Reports page
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