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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.

Wildfire Study Released
Covering Mountains & Coast

This study is an update to the August 2015 report on wildfires in the Santa Ana Mountains and Laguna Coast. Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP) thought it important to add to the repository of information about wildfires and ignition points by reviewing more than 100 years of fire data. Wildfires have a significant role in an ecosystem, however, the acres burned and frequency of fires has increased because of human activity. This updated report outlines the findings for both areas with data between 1914 and 2019.


What We Do

Ensure Healthy Ecosystems

Ensure Healthy Ecosystems

FHBP supports decisions that create healthy ecosystems and opposes those that don’t.

Engage Communities

Engage the Community

FHBP collaborates with the community and organizations to achieve its mission.

Enhance Quality of Life

Enhance Quality of Life

FHBP works to improve the quality of life and sustainability of our region.


Green Vision Map

Green Vision Map 2020

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