BVAS Wetlands Reserve
In 2016, Buena Vista Audubon Society purchased this 3.5 acre parcel that lies across the street from the BVAS Nature Center. We are currently working on a restoration plan to transform the parcel into a coastal wetlands habitat.
BVAS Andy Mauro Nature Preserve
In 2017, BVAS purchased a 31-acre parcel that lies in between the San Luis Rey River and Camp Pendleton. Restoration is currently underway to transform the former dairy farm into a coastal sage scrub habitat for rare and threatened wildlife.
Buena Vista Lagoon Enhancement Project
On May 22, 2020, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) approved a project for restoring the Buena Vista Lagoon in Oceanside, CA. BVAS has long advocated the removal of the weir at the mouth of the lagoon and the restoration to a saltwater estuary and marsh.
Bioblitzes at Buena Vista Lagoon
What is a BioBlitz?
A Bioblitz is a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible. There have been two Bioblitzes in the BV Lagoon area; one in April, 2016 to honor Nature Guide Amaranta Kozuch. The second was during the 2017 Endangered Species Day event.
Amaranta's Bioblitz, April 29 & 30, 2016
This Bio-Blitz survey of the plants and animals living on the grounds of the Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center and within the adjacent Buena Vista Lagoon Ecological Reserve was done as a special tribute to Amaranta Kozuch by her colleagues at the San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation Research and her friends at BVAS.
Endangered Species Day Bioblitz, May 2017
For a one-week period, culminating in the Endangered Species Day weekend May 20, participants surveyed all the fauna and flora of the BV Lagoon, using iNaturalist on smartphones to record observations. Participants included two AP Environmental Science classes from Carlsbad HS.
Other Conservation Issues
Letter to Gov. Brown AB890, Sept 2017
Comments on Proposed CA Wetlands Policy Regulation, Sept 2017
Comments on Marine Sanctuaries Review, July 2017
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
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
Donations that make a difference!
Your donation will help us further our mission of providing nature-based education to local children, offering birding classes and other programs, protecting and restoring North County wildlife habitats, and more!
Conservation Through Education, Advocacy, Land Management, and Monitoring
Buena Vista Audubon
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Oceanside, CA 92049
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