PLANNING IS UNDERWAY FOR HABITAT RESTORATION AT TWO OC REGIONAL PARKS
USERS’ INPUT IS SOLICITED:
•AT TALBERT: See ocparks.com/parks/talbert/news/details?NewsID=3287&TargetID=57, contact TalbertHEP@ocparks.com.
ACTION NOW: If you are familiar with either of these parks, please contact its link, above, to have input into the planning for its future.
ALISO CREEK WATERSHED: GOOD NEWS!!!! The new Aliso Canyon Preserve protects two properties, totaling 151 acres, in southerly Laguna Beach. The Preserve is the final open space connection between the south end of the Laguna Greenbelt, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, and the sea. It features generally unsullied terrain of chaparral, grassland, and coastal sage scrub, and allows for several important wildlife movement corridors. Several special status plant and animal species are known within a one-mile radius of the study area.
This land was acquired as part of the Orange County Transportation Authority's Environmental Mitigation Program. The program was negotiated by a coalition of conservation groups led by Friends of Harbors, Beaches, and Parks, to be part of the Measure M2 approved by Orange County voters in November 2006.