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Big Canyon Project

Big Canyon is the largest remaining natural canyon on the east side of Newport Bay.  It has been informally designated as a Nature Park, but it has been heavily influenced by the construction of a salt evaporation pond, historical placement of dredge and fill...

Our Stewardship Role

The Newport Bay Conservancy (NBC) does not own or manage any land at Upper Newport Bay. It works in support of the California Department of Fish and Game, OC Parks, and the City of Newport Beach who manage different geographical areas of Upper Newport Bay, and in...

Free Nature Walks

Our nature walks provide a variety of ways to learn about the Bay and experience the sights and sounds of nature – all for FREE. For most walks, they are two hours so make sure to bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen and binoculars if you have them! Click HERE...

Rules & Reg

Several endangered species of bird nest in Upper Newport Bay (UNB). Their wetland and upland homes are very delicate and easily damaged. For any further information about what is permissible in the Ecological Reserve, contact the California Department of Fish and...

Things to Do

Kayaking and Other Boating Activities Getting out on the water is one of the best ways of viewing the birds and other wildlife up close. The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a guided kayak tour every Saturday and Sunday morning year-round in partnership with the Newport...