Carlsbad Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region  

Coastal Program

Bolsa Chica Lowlands


One of many coastal restoration projects the Carlsbad office has been involved in includes Bolsa Chica.

The Bolsa Chica Lowlands Restoration Project is located in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California and has been the largest, most complex, coastal wetlands restoration project in southern California history. The project area covers approximately 1,247 acres of estuarine, marine and upland habitat and boasts a restored tidal influence from the Pacific Ocean to an area that has not seen saltwater in over a century. Completed in the summer of 2006, this reinvigorated wetland ecosystem now supports enriched habitat for a variety of fish, plants and coastal wildlife.

Additional information about the Bolsa Chica Project may be found on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Fish & Wildlife Journal




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