Los Cerritos Wetlands: Conceptual Restoration Plan

Project Type: Planning

Status: Completed, Current

Habitat Type: Exotics Control, Freshwater Wetland, Public Access/Recreation, Tidal Wetland, Water Quality

Date Completed: 2014

Cost: $500,000

Acres: 400

Assembly District: 72

Senate District: 34

Congressional District: 48

Project Lead/Grantee:
California State Coastal Conservancy (Chris Kroll, 510-286-1015)

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Project Overview:

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
human disturbance.
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.