Earlier this year, when we saw the plans for the restoration of the lower bench of the Bolsa Chica Mesa, we were thrilled. After all that has been achieved at Bolsa Chica, "CPR (Community Promoted Restoration) for the Mesa" is the next step in continuing community leadership in its restoration.
"CPR for the Mesa" will create diverse, thriving native habitats, including native grasslands and a coastal sage scrub plant community. Working in harmony with nature, the plan creatively manages and overcomes the enormous challenges of this 118-acre restoration to return the mesa to a more natural state. The first phase of the plan will be funded through a Proposition 50 grant.
The Bolsa Chica Land Trust has a solid foundation for this project. For 14 years, the Bolsa Chica Stewards have partnered with the California Department of Fish and Game to restore native plants on the edge of the mesa. In that time, the Land Trust's volunteers have planted more than 22,000 native plants.