This project will prepare a conceptual restoration plan for the Los Cerritos Wetlands. The project will include an assessment of existing resources, hydrologic analysis, identification of opportunities and constraints, an evaluation of alternatives for expanding tidal circulation and restoring fresh and brackish water wetlands. The plan is scheduled to be completed early 2014. Goals include:
Goal #1: Restore tidal wetland processes and functions to the maximum extent possible.
Goal #2: Maximize contiguous habitat areas and maximize the buffer between habitat and sources of
Goal #3: Create a public access and interpretive program that is practical, protective of sensitive habitat
and ongoing oil operations, economically feasible, and will ensure a memorable visitor experience.
Goal #4: Incorporate phasing of implementation to accommodate existing and future potential changes
in land ownership and usage, and as funding becomes available.
Goal #5: Strive for long-term restoration success.
Goal #6: Integrate experimental actions and research into the project, where appropriate, to inform
restoration and management actions for this project.