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Ursus Environmental Symposium: Ballona Wetlands and the Future of Southern California Coastal Conservation
April 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
With almost all of Southern California’s coastal wetlands degraded or destroyed by development, and a need to provide the public with more opportunities to enjoy nature, the proposed restoration of Los Angeles’ Ballona Wetlands would appear to be a goal laudable to conservationists, and a potential model for similar efforts elsewhere in the State. However, scientific debates and sharp policy differences have arisen regarding the future course for the Ballona Wetlands. This Ursus Symposium will bring together top UCLA scientists with key figures involved in the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project to offer their perspectives in a dialogue on this important issue and wider implications.