Los Cerritos Wetlands Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs)
Two separate EIRs are currently in process, one for the entire LCW complex developed from the Conceptual Restoration Plan or CRP (by the LCWA) and the other is proposed by private property owners (BOMP)–we encourage public comments and participation throughout this process.
Conceptual Restoration Plan (CRP) & Draft EIR
The LCW Conceptual Restoration Plan (CRP) has been in the works since 2011. This plan developed by Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA) covers the entire LCW complex. As part of the beginning EIR process, the first public workshop was March 28, 2018. Please visit the LCWA EIR web page for workshop details and EIR information.
Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration and Oil Consolidation Project EIR
You can make a difference for the resident and migratory birds and wildlife of Pacific Flyway. The bird species checklist is extensive — at least 120 species. LCW is an Audubon Important Bird Area, a part of the “string of pearls” along our coast — which also includes SBNWR, Bolsa Chica, Huntington Wetlands, Banning Ranch and Upper Newport Back Bay.
Please send individual letters in support of restoration of Los Cerritos Wetlands to the California Coastal Commission at: email@example.com
Please click here to read El Dorado Audubon’s letter to City of Long Beach regarding this EIR.
Oil operations parallel to/South of LCW Marsh
This plan developed by BOMP covers the private property owned by Synergy Oil, currently an active oil field. On the North side of the property is the pristine 44 acre salt marsh. See the BOMP Restoration website for plan description. To read the BOMP EIR, see the City of Long Beach Planning Department website. The EIR was approved by City of Long Beach with conditions, but still needs review by many other permitting agencies. Next step is California Coastal Commission.
Please also see BOMP project FAQ’s and Existing Conditions vs. Proposed Project whitepaper.