Habitat Restoration

Wetlands: Wetland Acreage Change 1954-2009 bar chart from US EPA

The US EPA's Report on the Environment (ROE) provides a good overview of the importance of wetlands.  The EPA has spent tax payers' dollars to create this web section, as the found out it's a scientific fact that wetlands are critical to our planet's health.

http://cfpub.epa.gov/roe/chapter/water/wetlands.cfm

 

http://cfpub.epa.gov/roe/indicator.cfm?i=37#1

Wetlands: Just one poorly protected stopover can doom a migrating bird

We have added to our website, for your consideration, a page linking to a scientific publication article, to motivate an understanding to preserve any and all wetlands, whether it's now a stop over point for a migrating bird, or not.

Review Article:
http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2015/12/just-one-poorly-protec...

Published Article Title:
Protected areas and global conservation of migratory birds

Ballona Watershed: Ballona West Bluffs (Uplands) with Rex Frankel 2003 prior to loss of uplands and construction of homes

The Ballona West Bluffs (Uplands) were lost to developers. Rex Frankel speaks out in 2003.  Officially presented to Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission (SMBRC) in December 2005 at the Yacht Club Meeting Room.

 

Ballona Watershed: Playa Vista Drainage Devices in Ballona Wetlands / De-Watering / California Coastal Commission Letter

For several years the Ballona Wetlands have appeared remarkably dry, even in the rainy season. Ballona volunteers have been perplexed. We asked Why? A Public Request Act (PRA) may have supplied the answer!

Understanding the Ballona Watershed / Wetlands / Experts' Views on Ballona Restoration

What is a watershed?

A. A watershed is basically a drainage area.  In other words, when it rains, the rain follows the terrain, flowing down over the surface to a central low point – a river, creek, lake, or bay.  The watershed is the entire area that drains water to that low point.

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