2202 S. Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054

The BVAS Conservation Mission

The BVAS Conservation Mission is to help educate BVAS members and the general public on important conservation issues, to influence public policy and programs in order to better protect the natural environment, and to actively support programs to protect, preserve, restore, and enhance natural ecosystems on a local, regional, national, and international level.

Conservation Matters

San Luis Rey River Parcel Acquisition

BVAS is in the process of purchasing a 31-acre parcel (currently owned by the Cheatham family) that lies in between the San Luis Rey River and Camp Pendleton.  The property lies at the end of Muirfields Drive in Oceanside.  Acquiring this land would link together four contiguous protected areas: Camp Pendleton directly to the north, and a piece of city owned property and Whelan Lake Bird Sanctuary to the east. Acquiring the 31-acre parcel would allow BVAS to restore it to coastal sage scrub and chaparral habitats, suitable for the endangered California gnatcatcher and other endangered animal and plant species.

San Luis Rey Parcel 4

Buena Vista Lagoon Parcel Acquisition

Buena Vista Audubon Society is now a landowner, for the first time in its 60+ year history. Escrow closed in January, 2016 on a 3.5-acre piece of property across the street from the BVAS Nature Center.

BV Lagoon S. Martin

Buena Vista Lagoon Enhancement Project

San Diego Association of Governments released the draft EIR for the Buena Vista Lagoon Restoration Project in July, 2015. The document analyzes the potential environmental impacts of various alternative plans for the restoration of the lagoon. BVAS has long advocated the removal of the weir at the mouth of the lagoon and the restoration to a saltwater estuary and marsh.

Other Conservation Issues

Comments on Inns at Buena Vista Creek DEIR December, 2016

Campus Park West Development

Download the official letter sent by the BVASvwith our comments on the Campus Park West application for a permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

San Marcos Highlands Project MND

Download the official letter sent by the BVAS with our comments on the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed San Marcos Highlands development project.

San Marcos Highlands Project DEIR

Download the official letter sent by the BVAS with our comments on the DEIR for the proposed San Marcos Highlands development project.

San Marcos Highlands Final EIR

Download the official BVAS comment letter on the Final EIR for the  proposed San Marcos Highlands development project.

BVAS comments in opposition to delisting the Southwest Willow Flycatcher 2016

BVAS Oceanside Digital Billboard Comment Letter January 2015

Conservation Archives

Measure A: Agua Hedionda South Shore Specific Plan (85/15)

On February 23, 2016, Carlsbad residents defeated Measure A,  the Agua Hedionda South Shore Specific Plan (aka "85/15") proposed by developer Caruso Affiliated. The 85/15 Plan would have allowed a 585,000 square foot shopping mall to be built on the shores of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon.

BVAS and Measure A

BVAS's position paper on why we opposed Measure A

Our Mission

Conservation Through Education, Advocacy, Land Management, and Monitoring

Mailing Address

Buena Vista Audubon
PO Box 480
Oceanside, CA 92049

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2202 S. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054



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