Batiquitos Lagoon Exotics Removal and Revegetation

Project Type: Restoration

Status: Current

Habitat Type: Exotics Control, Freshwater Wetland, Tidal Wetland

Cost: $350,000

Acres: 16

Assembly District: 76

Senate District: 36

Congressional District: 49

33.094759, -117.272723

Project Overview:

This project is in the process of developing detailed plans for exotics removal and re-vegetation with native plants for approximately 16 acres of wetland and upland habitat adjacent to Batiquitos Lagoon. The plans will include runoff and erosion control measures to protect the restored and enhanced habitat, and trail improvements in the surrounding area to aid in public access. This project is building off of a 1997 Conceptual Planning Study for the lagoon that examined conservation and education opportunities and constraints on the shore of the lagoon. The concept study divided the lagoon into 12 planning areas and concluded that non-native plant species were the single greatest threat to habitat quality in and around the lagoon. The project will prepare the detailed plans, permits, and environmental review to remove exotics and revegetate the 5 highest priority areas around the lagoon and to implement runoff and erosion control measures.