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Natural Resources

Santa Rosa Plateau Reserve

The Reserve protects one of California’s finest remaining examples of bunchgrass prairie, with springtime flower displays of chocolate lilies, California poppies, and thread-leaf brodiaea. Springtime also makes a large vernal pool available to visitors, which is accessible by a boardwalk onto this extremely rare type of wetland.

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Western Riverside Multi-Species Reserve

The reserve is home to at least eight types of habitat and up to 16 sensitive bird, animal and plant species. Three types of habitat dominate: Riverside coastal sage scrub, non-native grasslands and chaparral. Smaller habitats include: coast live oak woodland, southern willow scrub and live oak, and cottonwood willow riparian forests.

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