A Natural Transformation Video

Wetland habitats in the United States have been severely impacted by human activity over the last 150 years. Coastal wetland in particular have been hit hard, resulting in potential extinction of many unique plants and animals. Great efforts are underway to conserve and restore remaining marsh habitats.

This 30 minute video documentary presents the story of the creation of the
Tijuana Estuary Model Marsh, a 20 acre restoration/research project located in the Tijuana River National Estuarine Reserve in Southern California. As excavation takes place interviews with biologists, planners and community activists present the many issues involved with a restoration project of this size, including:

  • Loss of Wetlands
  • History of Local Land Use
  • Planning and Engineering
  • Site Selection
  • Surveying and Excavation
  • Revegetation
  • Natural Species Colonization
Funding provided by Southwest Wetland Interpretive Association and California Coastal Conservancy.