Restoring Habitat in Southern California: Public Review Begins for Draft Phase 2 Plan

Santa Cruz Island coastline

Santa Cruz Island coastline

We want to hear from you! MSRP released a draft Phase 2 Restoration Plan for public comment. The draft plan summarizes restoration work that has been completed from the Phase 1 Restoration Plan and proposes projects for the next phase.

The plan focuses on restoring natural resources that were affected by DDT and PCB contamination, including Channel Island Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, and seabirds, as well as fish habitat. In most cases, we will continue or expand on projects from Phase 1.

Two successful projects we will continue to fund are monitoring of the Channel Island Bald Eagles and restoration of seabird habitat on several Channel Islands. These projects had major milestones this year, including the expansion of nesting Bald Eagles to the fourth Channel Island and the discovery of nesting seabirds in recently restored habitat.

Fish habitat projects will focus on restoring vital subtidal fish habitat including kelp forest and rocky reef habitat along the Palos Verdes Shelf close to the contamination site. View the draft restoration plan now and send your comments to, or join us at one of our public meetings.  Comments are due by December 19, 2011.

Check out our fact sheetfor a summary of the Phase 1 and 2 projects or view a presentation from the last public meeting.