Bayview Restoration Project
A restoration project to restore native vegetation to the upper and lower Bayview slopes and improve habitat for wildlife.

This project was planned and designed by the Newport Bay Conservancy (NBC) with habitat restoration being completed by Endemic Environmental Services Inc., NBC volunteers and California Conservation Corps. Grants from the US Fish and Wildlife Services, Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project, REI and NBC help us complete this project. The work has been approved by the California Coastal Commission and authorized by CDFW, OC Parks, City of Newport Beach and the California Coastal Commission. Read more on the project from the Orange County Register’s December 28th article, “Upper Newport Bay wildlife habitat being revived.”

*UPDATE* Public Bayview Restoration Days
Now that the site is planted help us do some supplemental watering and weeding. Restoration tools/supplies are provided. Restoration from 9-11 selected mornings. For more information or a schedule of these events send an email to info@newportbay.org.

Upper Bayview
The work to be performed involves temporary fencing, removal of non-native plants and grasses, re-vegetation with native plants and restoration of heavily compacted areas.
Objectives:
• Reduce the number of pathways on the mesa.
• Repair and prevent slope and ledge erosion.
• Replace non-native grass and invasive shrubs with native plants.
• Improve overall habitat quality for the California gnatcatcher, burrowing owl and other species and limit human disturbance of wildlife within the area.

Upper Bayview Site

 

Lower Bayview
The work to be performed involves primarily the closure of denuded and compacted trails that skirt the water’s edge and are a safety and environmental hazard.
Objectives:
• Eliminate the safety hazard of foot and horse traffic along an eroding narrow ledge adjacent to the bay.
• Repair and prevent slope and ledge erosion.
• Replace non-native grass and invasive shrubs with native plants.
• Improve overall habitat quality for the California gnatcatcher, burrowing owl and other species.
• Limit human disturbance of wildlife and shorebirds on the adjacent mudflats.

Lower Bayview Site

A community meeting was held on October 14, 2014 to discuss the project.  Download a .pdf of the presentation here; Community Presentation.

Project Sponsors

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