In September 2012, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) of the City of Los Angeles applied for a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) through the California Coastal Commission (CCC) to implement the Coastal Dunes Improvement Project (CDIP). The CDP permitted restoration activities in the CDIP area of the northern LAX Dunes.
This Ecological Monitoring Report includes documentation of restoration activities and post-restoration monitoring results associated with the implementation of the CDIP. Since the completion of initial restoration efforts in 2014, LAWA Maintenance Services Division (MSD) along with partners, including The Bay Foundation (TBF) and Friends of the LAX Dunes (FOLD), have continued to conduct habitat maintenance. It summarizes initial restoration efforts and post-restoration habitat maintenance activities that have occurred as part of the CDIP restoration project. Post-restoration monitoring includes subsections within this report on surveys conducted for photo point, weather conditions, human use, and avifauna, with a significant focus on vegetation cover. The Ecological Monitoring Report concludes with a discussion on success criteria and recommendations.