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An environmental summary created by the [[ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems]] class at [http://csumb.edu CSUMB].
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An [[Summaries of Environmental Topics on the Central Coast of California|environmental summary]] created by the [[ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems]] class at [http://csumb.edu CSUMB].
 
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==Summary==
Roberts Lake is a freshwater lake located in the city of [[Seaside]], and within the [[Canyon del Rey Watershed]]. It was formerly an estuary but the development of construction and fill for local highways removed any saltwater influence. The lake is named after Dr. John Roberts a founder of the city <ref> See Monterey. Roberts Lake. https://www.seemonterey.com/listings/roberts-lake/519/</ref> It is connected to [[Laguna Grande Regional Park|Laguna Grande]]. The lake provides habitat for local waterfowl, including the rare Heermann's Gull <ref> Herrera J. 2019 April 9 Nesting island to launch Saturday on Roberts Lake in Seaside. Monterey Herald. https://www.montereyherald.com/2019/04/09/nesting-island-to-launch-saturday-on-roberts-lake-in-seaside/</ref>  
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Roberts Lake is a freshwater lake located in the city of [[Seaside]], and within the [[Canyon del Rey Watershed]]. It was formerly an estuary but the development of construction and fill for local highways removed any saltwater influence. The lake is connected to [[Laguna Grande Regional Park]], and was named after Dr. John Roberts who was a founder of the city.<ref> See Monterey. Roberts Lake. https://www.seemonterey.com/listings/roberts-lake/519/</ref> The lake provides habitat for local waterfowl, including the rare [[Heermann's Gull]] making it a potentially important area for wildlife conservation in the area.<ref name="HG2001">[https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/nab/v055n03/p00375-p00378.pdf Roberson D, Bailey S, Carratello R. 2001. Nesting of Heermann’s Gull: Challenges of an Urban Colonist. North American Birds. 55(2):375–378.]</ref><ref name="BLI">[http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/22694296 BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Larus heermanni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/04/2020.]</ref>
[[Image: RobertsLake.jpg|400px|thumb|right|Roberts Lake. Picture provided by:[https://www.ci.seaside.ca.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/Roberts-Lake-11 City of Seaside.]]]
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==Ecological Importance==
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From 1999-2000, Heermann's Gulls were observed using a small island in the lake for breeding, making Robert's Lake the species' only breeding location thought to exist in the United States at the time. The island has since been submerged, but a population of the gulls still live in the area and occasionally attempt to nest in various surrounding locations.<ref name=HG2001/><ref name="birdlife">[https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22694296/132539371 BirdLife International 2018. Larus heermanni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22694296A132539371. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22694296A132539371.en. Downloaded on 11 April 2020.]</ref> An attempt to restore this breeding population by creating an artificial island in the lake was launched in 2019 as part of the blank blank blank.(refernece about the plan)<ref> Herrera J. 2019 April 9 Nesting island to launch Saturday on Roberts Lake in Seaside. Monterey Herald. https://www.montereyherald.com/2019/04/09/nesting-island-to-launch-saturday-on-roberts-lake-in-seaside/</ref>[[Image: RobertsLake.jpg|400px|thumb|right|Roberts Lake. Picture provided by:[https://www.ci.seaside.ca.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/Roberts-Lake-11 City of Seaside.]]]
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
*[[Seaside]]
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*[[City of Seaside]]
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*[[City of Monterey]]
 
*[[Canyon del Rey Watershed]]
 
*[[Canyon del Rey Watershed]]
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*[[Laguna Grande Regional Park]]
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*[[Frog Pond Wetland Preserve]]
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*[[Central Coast Watershed Studies (CCoWS)]]
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*[[Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD)]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 10:25, 12 April 2020

An environmental summary created by the ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems class at CSUMB.

Summary

Roberts Lake is a freshwater lake located in the city of Seaside, and within the Canyon del Rey Watershed. It was formerly an estuary but the development of construction and fill for local highways removed any saltwater influence. The lake is connected to Laguna Grande Regional Park, and was named after Dr. John Roberts who was a founder of the city.[1] The lake provides habitat for local waterfowl, including the rare Heermann's Gull making it a potentially important area for wildlife conservation in the area.[2][3]

Ecological Importance

From 1999-2000, Heermann's Gulls were observed using a small island in the lake for breeding, making Robert's Lake the species' only breeding location thought to exist in the United States at the time. The island has since been submerged, but a population of the gulls still live in the area and occasionally attempt to nest in various surrounding locations.[2][4] An attempt to restore this breeding population by creating an artificial island in the lake was launched in 2019 as part of the blank blank blank.(refernece about the plan)[5]
Roberts Lake. Picture provided by:City of Seaside.

Links

References

  1. See Monterey. Roberts Lake. https://www.seemonterey.com/listings/roberts-lake/519/
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roberson D, Bailey S, Carratello R. 2001. Nesting of Heermann’s Gull: Challenges of an Urban Colonist. North American Birds. 55(2):375–378.
  3. BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Larus heermanni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/04/2020.
  4. BirdLife International 2018. Larus heermanni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22694296A132539371. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22694296A132539371.en. Downloaded on 11 April 2020.
  5. Herrera J. 2019 April 9 Nesting island to launch Saturday on Roberts Lake in Seaside. Monterey Herald. https://www.montereyherald.com/2019/04/09/nesting-island-to-launch-saturday-on-roberts-lake-in-seaside/

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