Two Beetles Wreak Havoc
on Local Trees Populations
Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP) evaluated which parklands in Orange County were impacted by two non-native beetles. This factsheet outlines the results of our mapping research. It appears that the Invasive Shot Hole Borer (formerly Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer) and the Goldspotted Oak Borer are threatening native tree populations throughout the county–including our parklands. In most instances, swift action must be taken to remove the infested trees to preserve the integrity of the entire woodland and prevent further spread. FHBP has been working to support adoption of a Tree Preservation Policy during the 2020 Zoning Code Update.
Sea Level Rise Mapping Factsheet
Shows Local Parks Impacted
Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks evaluated which parklands in Orange County will be impacted by varying degrees of sea level rise. This factsheet outlines the results of our mapping research. Regional, state, and national parklands were impacted under current (0 foot sea level rise), as well as 3, 6, and 9 feet of sea level rise. It appears that our coastal park managers—not to mention infrastructure, homes, and businesses—must begin to take seriously the impacts of sea level rise. If we do not act, when the sea rises, we may simply lose our beaches and usable coastline—part of what has always defined California.
What We Do
Ensure Healthy Ecosystems
FHBP supports decisions that create healthy ecosystems and opposes those that don’t.
Engage the Community
FHBP collaborates with the community and organizations to achieve its mission.
Enhance Quality of Life
FHBP works to improve the quality of life and sustainability of our region.
Recent Blog Posts
- Coalition Supports Parks
- Coastal Commission Steps In on Oceano Dunes
- Beach Habitat Decision Coming Soon
- Wildlife Crossing Bill Progresses
- Stay on Designated Trails
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