The natural resources of Los Penasquitos Lagoon

Mudie, Peta J. and Browning, Bruce M. and Speth, John and Hein, Ronald and McKinnie, Harold (1974) The natural resources of Los Penasquitos Lagoon. Sacramento, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, (Coastal Wetland Series, 7)

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The purpose of this report is to document the natural resources of Los Penasquitos Lagoon, San Diego County; to outline and evaluate proposed developments affecting those resources; and to recommend measures that will protect and enhance the lagoon and its environs. The necessity for a report of this nature has become apparent with the progressive destruction of California's coastal wetlands over the past fifty years. These wetland resources, which are virtually irreplaceable, are essential to the continued existence of many forms of resident fish and wildlife and to the preservation of migratory shorebirds and waterfowl. Approximately 60 percent of the tidal wetlands in California has already been destroyed (Speth, 1970); and, it is estimated that only 10 percent is left of the original acreage of coastal marshland in San Diego County. The future of the remaining wetland habitats continues to be threatened. There is an urgent need, therefore, for sound planning to protect these wetlands and to prevent their otherwise inevitable disappearance as a valuable natural resource. (100pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: The natural resources of Los Penasquitos Lagoon
Personal Creator/Author:
Mudie, Peta J.
Browning, Bruce M.
Speth, John
Hein, Ronald
McKinnie, Harold
Series Name: Coastal Wetland Series
Number: 7
Date: 1974
Publisher: California Department of Fish and Game
Place of Publication: Sacramento, CA
Latitude: 32.5546
Longitude: 117.151
Uncontrolled Keywords: Los Penasquitos Lagoon; California; Conservation; Pollution; natural resources
Subjects: Conservation
Item ID: 548
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2008 14:47
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 21:51

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