Protecting habitats and public access
Stewardship at the Tijuana Estuary includes a diversity of efforts focused on planning, and on-the-ground activities, that strive to conserve biological diversity, protect valued natural and cultural resources, and create opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation and environmental education.
High priority stewardship initiatives include: invasive plant control; habitat restoration, enhancement and protection; sensitive species monitoring; Goat Canyon Sediment Basins management; Nelson Sloan Quarry Restoration and Beneficial Reuse of Sediment project; and creating opportunities for public access. The Stewardship Program works with the other core programs, and integrates volunteer support, to advance many of these initiatives.
Our high priority initiatives
The Stewardship Program works toward a sustained control of invasive plants so that native species can continue to thrive.
We initiate restoration, enhancement, and protection activities to conserve the Reserve’s most valued natural and cultural resources.
We coordinate the monitoring of the threatened and endangered species that call the Tijuana Estuary their home.
The Goat Canyon Sediment Basins stop excess sediment from flowing into the estuary's salt marsh habitat.
The Reserve works to develop and implement large restoration projects for the overall health of the Tijuana River Valley.
We ensure the Tijuana Estuary is open and accessible for our community.