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coastal California gnatcatcher

Dana Point Preserve, Dana Point, CA

Habitat: Coastal sage scrub

Status: Threatened

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Rancho La Costa Greens burn area

Carlsbad and San Marcos, San Diego County, CA

Habitat: Large flowering Phacelia (Phacelia grandiflora)

Southern Maritime Chaparral

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The Endangered Coachella Valley Fringe-toed Lizard

Coachella Valley, CA

Habitat: Desert sand dune

Status: state endangered and federally threatened

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Alkali Grasslands Preserve

City of Woodland, Yolo County, CA

Habitat: Alkali Grassland and Seasonal Wetlands, California Annual and Perennial Grassland

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Ground Squirrel

Dana Point Preserve, Dana Point, CA

Habitat: Coastal sage scrub, coastal bluff scrub

Home to threatened California Gnatcatcher and federally endangered Pacific Pocket Mouse

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Dan Kelly Ridge

Olympic Peninsula/Clallam County, WA

Habitat: Grassland balds and shrubland, and Douglas-fir forests

Home to endangered Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly

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Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve

Coachella Valley, CA

Habitat: Palm Woodland Oasis and Desert Wetland

These rare habitats support a wide variety of migrating birds and several rare species including the western yellow bat and the palm boring beetle.

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Public Trails on some CNLM Preserves

Although many CNLM preserves are too sensitive to allow public access, some do have public trails.  For a list of CNLM preserves that have public trails,  click preserves then click on the Access (Public) tab.  More specific information about public trails is presented on each preserve’s webpages.

 

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The Riparian brush Rabbit, Sylvilagus bachmani riparius, is a small cottontail rabbit and was historically associated with riparian forests along parts of the San Joaquin River and its tributaries on the San Joaquin Valley floor. Read More…