"This is the only Marine base in the United States where ship-to-shore operations can be practiced. The Marines are an amphibious assault force. Well, then — how should we practice this trade of ours? We have to have this area."
Mandated to have 3000 acres of riparian habitat on the Santa Margarita River, 1200 of those acres must be maintained as least Bell's vireo habitat.
Posted November 8, 1990
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Camp Pendleton and those stationed there