Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region

Santa Clara River Restoration Project

The restoration efforts for the Santa Clara River are the result of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) that was performed to assess natural resource injuries from the 1994 ARCO oil spill in the Santa Clara River, and to develop appropriate actions to restore the equivalent of the injured resources. The responsible party was required to pay 7.1 million dollars for natural resource damages resulting from the spill. The Trustee agencies completed a Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Santa Clara River ARCO Oil Spill (Restoration Plan) to guide the use of the settlement funds. The Trustees have begun implementing preferred projects described in the Restoration Plan by identifying potential land acquisition and habitat restoration opportunities in the Santa Clara River watershed in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. The various documents listed below will more fully describe the restoration efforts underway including land acquisition and the restoration projects grant program. Please view the files below for additional information.

Last updated: May 14, 2013