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Read more about our progress in advocating for the greater Ballona area.

  • FAQs for May 17th CEQA Ruling
    Did the Court ruling set aside the Final Environmental Impact Report (FIER) that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) certified on December 30, 2020? Does CDFW have to redo all of the work it did in creating the previous EIR? Did the Land Trust Appeal the Court’s Ruling? What will happen now at … Read more
  • New Access to Area A is a Huge Success!
    Students visit Area A of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve guided by Land Trust staff and volunteers For many years, the Land Trust and other groups advocated tirelessly for the gates into Area A of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve to be opened for wildlife-friendly nature appreciation and education. We were thrilled when the California … Read more
  • Bike Tour
    Join us for a nature tour by bicycle of the Ballona Creek and Wetlands on Saturday, March 12, 2022 starting at 10 AM. Scroll down for more info and pictures. Where: Culver / Slauson Recreation Area (5072 S Slauson Ave, Los Angeles) When: Saturday, March 12, 2022 @ 10 AM What: We will travel down … Read more
  • Major Milestone for Ballona! Area A Access!
    Major milestone achievement: wildlife-sensitive access finally opened to Area A of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve after years of effort! A Northern Flicker was one of many birds seen on the second day of access to Area A. Dear Wetlands Advocates, Our organization has been working for years to facilitate wildlife-sensitive access to areas of … Read more
  • 2021 Achievements & 2022 Goals
    Thank you for your interest in our work in 2021 and our vision for 2022! We could not have achieved what we did in 2021 without your past support, and we won’t be able to achieve our goals for 2022 without your continued support! Please consider making a PayPal donation by going to and … Read more
  • Palm Tree Removal at Ballona
    When we learned that several palm trees were slated for removal, we immediately asked to see the analyses of the potential biological impacts and the Coastal Development Permit (CDP) that would allow such work. However, the entity seeking to remove the trees refused to provide any such information even after repeated requests. As a last … Read more
  • Celebrating the life of Eleanor Osgood
    Bird watchers, gardeners, family, and neighbors all joined to celebrate the life of Eleanor Osgood this past Sunday at the Stoneview Nature Center, one of many natural areas where Eleanor donated her time and knowledge. Eleanor was a tireless advocate for nature and a warm and welcoming person who helped bring many new volunteers to … Read more
  • New Board Member: Presenting Gabrielle Crowe
    Gabrielle has immense experience and passion for outdoor and environmental education. She is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona receiving a B.S. in Animal Science. During her time at Cal Poly Pomona, she volunteered as an Animal Educator at the Aquarium of the Pacific and worked at the Native American student center. Later on, she … Read more
  • Sea Level Rise
    Sea Level Rise and the Ballona Wetlands The proposed Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project fails to protect critical marsh habitat and marsh-dependent species from the impacts of sea level rise. High and mid-marsh habitat would immediately begin to convert to low marsh habitat, which cannot support the endangered Belding’s Savannah Sparrow. Over time, the low marsh … Read more
  • Access Progress
    Dear Wetlands Advocates, In an ideal world, the Coastal Conservancy board members would have had the time to read through past funding approvals and other records prior to last Thursday’s meeting and realize that the state’s proposed restoration project has been spinning in circles since 2004. We knew that was unlikely. However, your many emails … Read more