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Buena Vista Lagoon Ecological Reserve

Preserve name: Buena Vista Lagoon Ecological Reserve

Map of CDFW ecological reserves within Carlsbad

Preserve manager: California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Secondary preserve management entities: Buena Vista Lagoon Foundation, Buena Vista Audubon

Preserve management plan: None at this time.

Major threats (top 3): Sedimentation, non-native species, and human trespass

Current/ongoing management activities: Treatment of exotic plants, maintenance of fencing and signage and trash pick-up. Species specific surveys conducted  2004-2007 include: Belding's savannah sparrow and light-footed clapper rail.

In July 2012, a press release announced that San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) agreed to take the lead on the lagoon restoration plan.  More information is available on the KeepSanDiegoMoving website,

Contact Information

Warren Wong
CDFW
858-467-4249