Virtual Pedro Point

Learning Station 3

Along the Arroyo Trail

• One can see the distinct difference between the more moist coastal scrub on the north slope south of the trail versus the more dry coastal scrub north of the trail on the south facing slope.  The dense vegetation south of the trail inhibited its use by motorcyles, however, the north site vegetation was more sparse and vulnerable.

• Both the moist and dry coastal scrub provides habitat for many resident species, such as wren tits, white crowned sparrows, Bewick’s wrens, western fence lizards, and many rodents.  Hawks, bobcats, gray fox, and other species prey on these species.  Coastal scrub is also rich with many different native plant species.

• Invasive Plants and Stewardship. Much work has been done in this area to remove invasive plants like Pampas Grass and preserve coastal scub by limiting the exent to which the Monterey Pine forest expands.

Motorcycle trails caused extensive soil erosion down to bedrock. Erosion control and revegetation is underway trying different techniques to restore this site.

San Pedro Restoration


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