Last week, we told you how excited we were about the CPR (Community Promoted Restoration) for the Mesa, a restoration project for the Bolsa Chica mesa. The Bolsa Chica Land Trust, in cooperation with the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), developed this 10-year restoration plan, which is in the initial stages of environmental review.
The project includes a 65-acre native grassland, additional Southern California coastal sage scrub, seasonal wetlands, enhancements to the Warner Pond Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area and riparian/herbaceous wetland habitats.
This plan is a responsible, innovative plan reviewed by DFG and preeminent biologists.
We're dismayed that this paper has run factually incorrect columns attacking this plan ("More like a 'heart attack for the mesa,'" Natural Perspectives, Feb. 10; "Bolsa Chica Land Trust's composting plan is no good," Natural Perspectives, Feb. 17). The public should not take the columnists' wild claims at face value. Once again, the record needs to be set straight on their erroneous assumptions.