Tijuana River Reserve, California
California State Parks, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, & Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association
Located in one of the largest coastal wetlands in California, the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve protects many threatened and endangered species, such as the California least tern, the light-footed Ridgeway’s rail, the least Bell’s vireo, the coastal California gnatcatcher, and the salt marsh bird’s beak. The Reserve offers a unique perspective on international wetland protection as 75% of the Tijuana River watershed is in Mexico. Staff work on both sides of the border to promote water quality and the protection of biological communities, and to foster an understanding of the local coastal environment.
Latest News from the Tijuana River Reserve
NERRA Board Members Talk Plastics in Mexico City
NERRA president Jace Tunnell and vice president Kristen Goodrich presented at a workshop in Mexico City about their efforts to expand plastics and debris clean up in the country.
Creating Value from Waste
Since 2014, California’s Tijuana River Reserve has partnered with groups on both sides of the Mexico–United States border to remove approximately 80,000 pounds of debris from the Tijuana River Valley. With a grant, they are turning that waste into valuable products.
Podcast Transcends Borders
Tune into “Divided Together,” a new podcast created by the Tijuana River Reserve for Border Field State Park, and explore themes of separation and unification in the region’s geography, culture, and ecology.