LA AUDUBON recommends Technical Advisory Committee for LA RIVER revitalization

On October 20, 2008 in testimony before LA City Council Ad Hoc Committee on LA RIVER, Conservation Chair Garry George emphasized protections for shorebird habitat on the lower LA RIVER (an Audubon California IBA) from water management conflicts, and the creation of a Technical Advisory Committee of wildlife agencies and NGOs to provide guidelines and peer-reviewed science on restoration, revegetation and development on the entire LA RIVER. Currently, the city plans to create project EIRs on each piece of the River that is developed, and has created a programmatic EIR for the entire River. Los Angeles Audubon participated in that EIR process and participated as a Stakeholder on the Master Plan process. The EIR and Master Plan can be viewed here