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Agua Hedionda Lagoon Ecological Reserve

Preserve name: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Ecological Reserve

Map of CDFW ecological reserves within Carlsbad

Preserve manager: California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Secondary preserve management entity: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

Informational websites: City of Carlsbad trails information,

Preserve management plan: None

Major threats (top 3): Unauthorized access including motorized vehicles, non-native species, and sedimentation

Current/ongoing management activities: Treatment of exotic plants, maintenance of fencing and signage, and trash pick-up. Species specific surveys for 2004-2007 included: California gnatcatcher, Belding's savannah sparrow and light-footed clapper rail. Loma Laguna Slope Restoration: In cooperation with the Carlsbad Watershed Network, California Forestry Service and other entities, the Department initiated coastal sage scrub restoration on the north slope of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Ecological Reserve. Nonnative plants and trees were removed and replaced with native plants.

Contact Information

Warren Wong