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Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration

Spanning Long Beach and Seal Beach along the San Gabriel River, Los Cerritos Channel and Alamitos Bay, once a 2400 acre wetlands existed.  There is an on-going effort to protect, aquire and restore the remaining wetlands. 

Restoration conceptual plans are currently in process, click here for more info.  Also see the 
Los Cerritos Wetlands page for more information.  To find out how you can help visit the Save Los Cerritos Wetlands page

Gorman Wildflower Preserve
The forgotten preservation effort.  Proposal by UCLA college students to preserve the wildflower fields along Gorman Post Road, Gorman CA.  Their proposal included preservation of the wildflower fields and construction of a visitor's center.  The wildflower fields are threatened by the Gorman Post Ranch development and the Tejon Ranch developments of Centennial and Tejon Mountain Village.  Funding for an Environmental Impact Report is needed.  Support of the project is needed.  See our Gorman Wildflowers page for more info or click here. 

Save Tejon

A biological hotspot where four habitat regions join creating a unique environment of plants and animals.  The background picture on our site headers page shows the Tejon area hillsides in April bloom.  The developments will go forward but a large amount of land will become a new state park.  The Pacific Crest Trail which currently circles around Tejon Ranch will be realigned thru Tejon Ranch instead.  See http://www.tejonpreserve.com/ and  www.savetejonranch.org for more information.  To see pictures of the Tejon Ranch landscape which includes several lakes, seasonal and year round streams, forests, desert, grassy plains, valleys, wildflowers...to name a few, go to http://www.tejonfilm.com/
Santiago Creek Watershed Preservation & Restoration Project
Areas located within the Santiago Creek Watershed include Limestone Canyon, Irvine Ranch Land Preserve, Black Star Canyon, Cleveland National Forest Trubuco Ranger District, Irvine Regional Park, Irvine Lake, Santiago Oaks Regional Park, just to name a few.
Wetlands preservation and restore projects from Beach Blvd. to the Santa Ana River by The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy.  www.hbwc.org

Save Banning Ranch
Efforts to preserve 412 acres of wetlands, bluffs and mesa located along the Santa Ana River and Pacific Coast Hwy.  http://www.savebanningranch.org/

Coyote Hills, North Orange County
Detailed information on the wildlife, native plants and vision of the preservation from the Sierra Club:  http://angeles.sierraclub.org/ocosc/coyote_hills.htm
Another good description of the area:  http://hike-oc.com/west_coyote_hills.html
A successful organization that preserves and restores natural habitat in beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula.  Nice open space, trails and great ocean views at PV.  Good information about their preserves, current open space projects, activities and education at:  http://www.pvplc.org/

California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

From Friends of the River:
This act passed in 1972 to protect rivers with extraordinary scenic, recreational, fishing or wildlife values and protected a number of wild and scenic rivers.  Expanded several times since 1972 to protect additional rivers and wilderness.  Read more about the act here at the Friends of the River website. 

May 22, 2008, a new bill was just introduced, the Eastern Sierra and Northern San Gabriel Wild Heritage Act, which will protect 52 miles of rivers and 476,000 wilderness acres--read more about this new act here at the Friends of the River website.