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Laguna Lake Natural Reserve

The Laguna Lake Natural Reserve Conservation Plan will guide the management and stewardship of the Laguna Lake Natural Reserve (“the Reserve”) over the next ten years.  The entire Reserve is approximately 344 acres, and is comprised of planning areas previously identified in the Laguna Lake Management Program (1982) and the “Nature Preserve” area identified in the Laguna Lake Park Master Plan (1993) and brings them together under a more contemporary Conservation Plan process in order for the property to managed in accordance with the City’s Open Space Regulations and the Conservation and Open Space Element of the City’s General Plan.  The Laguna Lake Natural Reserve Conservation Plan proposes a variety of project opportunities to protect, restore, and enhance the Reserve over a time horizon of 10 years.  In addition to normal management, maintenance, and monitoring of the Reserve consistent with existing practices, new projects may include the option to install sediment basins, resurface existing roads and trails for accessibility, and installation of a constructed viewing boardwalk.  The Laguna Lake Natural Reserve Conservation Plan also allows for the option to dredge portions of the lake and use recycled water in order to increase capacity of the lake and manage surface water levels.

Draft Plan and Presentation

Laguna Lake Natural Reserve Conservation Plan - Final Review Draft
Laguna Lake Natural Reserve Conservation Plan - Planning Commission Presentation

Prior Plans, Studies, and Council Agenda Reports
1961 - Master Plan Laguna Lake Park
1982 - Laguna Lake Management Program
1982 - Laguna Lake Technical Appendix
1993 - Laguna Lake Park Master Plan
2009 - Council Agenda Report
2010 - Council Agenda Report

Laguna Lake Panorama 2014

For questions related to the Laguna Lake Natural Reserve Conservation Plan, please contact: Robert Hill, Natural Resources Manager, at (805) 781-7211 (rhill@slocity.org).

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