The project would gather data and plan coastal habitat restoration and public access for a 650-acre project area. The grantee, the City of Oxnard and the State Coastal Conservancy as landowners and partners will complete a collaborative restoration planning process to restore their properties to a natural character, enhance public access opportunities, and provide for coastal resilience as sea levels rise.
The Nature Conservancy
The goals of this planning project are to improve freshwater, estuarine, and marine water quality and fisheries habitat; enhance the resilience of coastal habitats and species to sea level rise and climate change; and provide access and recreation opportunities for local disadvantaged communities and visitors. Project funding would support data collection and monitoring, refinement of restoration alternatives, development of the preferred restoration plan, and preparation of CEQA documents. Specifically, the grantee will: 1) fill key surface water, groundwater, and vegetation data gaps, 2) model hydrologic and habitat responses to restoration plans and sea level rise, 3) complete restoration and access plan design, and 4) inform environmental review to facilitate restoration construction and capital improvement.
Restoration, Monitoring, Research/Planning (including Science)
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):