Southern California/San Diego Bay Coastal Program
CFWO's Southern California/San Diego Bay Coastal Program works closely with partners to voluntarily conserve coastal ecosystems in San Diego, Orange, and Los Angeles counties.
We work with federal and state agencies, local jurisdictions, and non-profits to implement projects located on federal, state, local or private lands. Additionally, we provide financial and technical assistance for on-the-ground coastal habitat conservation.
The project areas we conserve occur in and around estuaries, lagoons, bays, dunes, beaches, rivers, and rare uplands.
Because of our coastal habitat conservation efforts, the following federal trust species have benefitted: western snowy plover, light-footed clapper rail, salt marsh birds' beak, California least tern, Pacific pocket mouse, least Bell's vireo, Belding's savannah sparrow, San Diego fairy shrimp, inter-jurisdictional fish, and migratory shorebirds.
The types of project activities our Coastal Program can help with include:
- Restoring or enhancing native coastal habitats;
- Providing permanent protections (conservation easements and land acquisitions) of coastal habitats;
- Offering technical expertise for planning comprehensive conservation projects;
- Conducting research to make informed management decisions; and
- Broadening the public’s understanding of habitat functions, fish and wildlife, and the benefits of having healthy wildlife habitat (e.g., improved water quality and recreational value)
We are proud of the projects that have been supported through CFWO's Southern California/San Diego Bay Coastal Program. To learn more about what we do, here are a few examples of our projects.
If you are interested in having the Southern California/San Diego Bay Coastal Program Coordinator involved on a project, please contact, Carolyn Lieberman at 760-431-9440 x240, or by Email: Carolyn_Lieberman@fws.gov
U.S. Coast Survey Maps of California circa 1851-1889 (Interactive Mapping Website for Southern California)
Bolsa Chica Lowlands - This is a coastal restoration project our office was involved with for many years.
Articles associated with various events and activities conducted through our Conservation Partnerships Program may be found on the Service's Field Notes site.