This 13-acre reserve serves to protect sensitive vernal pool plant species. It is situated in a large basin in the Mayacmas Mountains at an elevation of 2,800 feet. The vernal pool is classified as a Northern Volcanic Ash type, and supports a wide variety of plant species that are restricted to vernal pool habitats. These include coyote thistle, navarretia, downingia, and spike rush. Common wildlife species in the area include western toad, American kestrel, coyote, gray fox, and deer. The property was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 1993.
For more information, call the North Central Region's Rancho Cordova office at (916) 358-2900 or the reserve at (707) 944-5500.